Gathering to Meet New Athletic Director and Coaches

Meet AU's New Athletic Director

Event Details


Date: July 9, 2018

Times: 6-7:30 p.m.

Location: Joe Senser's Kitchen Bar (4217 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN)

Please RSVP

Calling all Augustana Viking Fans!

Meet Josh Morton, Augustana's new athletic director — along with several coaches — at an upcoming gathering at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 9, at Joe Senser's Kitchen Bar in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Josh will be joined by:

  • Coach "OJ" Jerry Olszewski (Football)
  • Coach Tracy Hellman (Cross Country)
  • Coach Brandon Barkus (Soccer)
  • Coach Jennifer Jacobs (Volleyball)
  • Coach Tim Huber (Baseball — National Champions!)
  • and several others!

This is your chance to talk with coaches, meet AU's new Athletic Director and hear an update on Augustana's Athletics.

Please RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!

About Josh Morton

Josh Morton has more than a decade of experience working in college athletics.

At Michigan State, he worked with alumni in Michigan and metropolitan areas of the western U.S. to build financial support for MSU athletics, capital projects, endowments and programmatic gifts, securing more than $23 million in major gift commitments in less than five years.

Working with head coaches in all of MSU’s 25 sports, Morton also served as the primary athletics fundraising liaison for head coaches in men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s swimming and diving.

He is an active member of the National Association of Athletics Development Directors (NAADD).

Prior to MSU, he served as an associate athletics director for the University of North Dakota where he was the liaison between the University and the architectural firm behind the UND High Performance Center. From 2009-2012, Morton secured more than $22 million in annual, major and planned gifts for UND athletics. 

Before beginning his career in college athletics, he served as the sports director and sports anchor for WCIV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina.

Born in Sioux Falls, Morton holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. He and his wife, Robin, are parents to Luke, Cale and Sara Jane.

Morton began his new role in early May.