Lock Haven University names new Director of Athletics


lhuprimaryLOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Lock Haven University President Dr. Michael Fiorentino has named Mark Sherburne the new Director of Athletics. Sherburne comes to Lock Haven University (LHU) with over two decades of experience in college athletics, including 20 years of service to Pennsylvania State University (Penn State).

Most recently, Sherburne served as the Associate Athletic Director for Administration at Penn State. His primary role was to provide support to the director. He also managed he department’s operating budget, evaluated staff, managed coaching searches, was the primary contact for strategic and diversity planning, and assisted with NCAA compliance issues.

“This is an important hire for the Lock Haven University Athletics department. We are excited about Mark (Sherburne) joining LHU and look forward to him developing and implementing solid strategies to enhance the athletics program at LHU,” said, LHU President Michael Fiorentino.

Shelburne currently serves on the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame and is an active Special Olympics and Day of Caring Volunteer. Sherburne is a graduate of Penn State with an undergraduate degree in Business Logistics and a graduate degree in Counselor Education. As a student at Penn State, Sherburne was a member of the 1986 National Championship football team and a member of the Nittany Lion baseball team.

“What excites me about this opportunity is that LHU is a quality liberal arts institution with an excellent reputation,” said Sherburne. He adds, “LHU has a robust tradition with a strong interest and commitment to academic and athletic excellence. In addition, it is a member of the highly competitive Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and offers opportunities across two NCAA Divisions, with primary focus on NCAA Division II.”

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 500,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.