July 23, 2001
Stanford University Athletic Director Ted Leland announced on Monday that Assistant Athletic Directors Earl Koberlein, Ray Purpur and Scott Schuhmann have all been promoted to Associate Athletic Director, effective immediately.
"These moves allow us to be more efficient as a department, as well as rewarding great performance," Leland said. "Earl Koberlein, Ray Purpur and Scott Schuhmann all play big roles in the success of this department."
Koberlein, who played basketball at Stanford from 1982-86, returned to the department in 1993 as the men's basketball administrative assistant. He was promoted to Director of Intercollegiate Sports and Championships in 1996, and was named an Assistant Athletic Director in 1999. In addition to overseeing 14 sports, Koberlein manages men's basketball operations, sports medicine and athletic training. He also oversees all national championship events hosted at Stanford.
Purpur is in his eighth year at Stanford, after serving five years as Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Pacific (1990-94). He came to Stanford as the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities, Operations & Events, and was promoted to Senior Assistant Athletic Director in 2000. Purpur oversees all athletic facilities, facility development, facility services, capital planning, all event operations, concessions and guest services.
Schuhmann is in his 12th year at Stanford, including four seasons (1989-92) as an assistant football coach. He was then named Stanford's Athletic Recruiting Coordinator in 1993, and went on to assume the duties of Athletic Services Coordinator before being named Assistant Athletic Director of Football Support and Athletic Services in 1995. In his current role, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Stanford football program in addition to overseeing six other sports. He also has administrative oversight for equipment and strength and conditioning.
Stanford University --- Promoted Earl Koberlein, Ray Purpur and Scott Schuhmann from Assistant Athletic Director to Associate Athletic Director.