Southeastern names interim director of athletics
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HAMMOND – Tim Baldwin, a member of the athletics staff at Southeastern Louisiana University since 1988, has been named interim director of athletics.
He will fill the position held by Joel Erdmann who is leaving the university this week to accept a similar position at the University of South Alabama. Baldwin’s appointment is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
Southeastern President John L. Crain said Baldwin, currently Head Coach of Men’s Golf, will assume additional duties as athletic director until a permanent director is selected. The university is moving forward with a search for Erdmann’s replacement. Baldwin has indicated he does not intend to be an applicant.
“We have great confidence in Tim’s abilities to keep our athletic program moving forward,” Crain said. “Tim is well-respected by coaches, staff and student-athletes, and is well-liked in the community.”
Baldwin, a graduate of Southeastern, is entering his 22nd season with the Lions as golf coach. Under his leadership, the program has been consistently competitive in the conference and nationally, with the Lions ranking annually among the top 75 out of 300 Division I golf programs in the country. Baldwin has received numerous honors over the years, seven times being chosen Coach of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and twice named Coach of the Year by both the Trans American Conference and the Southland Conference.
“We wish Dr. Erdmann success in his new position,” Crain said. “I am sure our university family and friends in the community join me in wishing Coach Baldwin success in this interim role.”