New West Virginia University athletic director Oliver Luck will be at Elkins' Western Steer Family Steakhouse on Friday as part of the Mountaineer Athletic Club's Summer Blitz tour.
Luck, who was named Ed Pastilong's replacement in June, will be joined by several Mountaineer coaches, including women's basketball coach Mike Carey, gymnastics coach Linda Burdette-Good, baseball coach Greg Van Zant, swimming and diving coach Vic Riggs, women's tennis coach Marc Walters and women's rowing coach Jimmy King.
Former student-athletes, including Reed Williams (football), Darius Nichols (basketball) and Meg Bulger (basketball) are also scheduled at attend.
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ON?TOUR?— WVU?athletic director Oliver Luck will head a Mountaineer Athletic Club stop in Elkins on Friday.
Friday's event is slated to begin at 10 a.m. There will be give-a-ways at the one-hour stop and it is free and open to the public.
Representatives from the Mountaineer Athletic Club will be present and will provide MAC?membership information for fans, including ways to help WVU?student-athletes by funding scholarships and capital projects at WVU.
In addition, ticket information for the 2010 WVU?football season will also be available. The Mountaineer football team is scheduled to kickoff the season Sept. 4 at home against Coastal Carolina. Other home dates this season include: Maryland (Sept. 18), UNLV (Oct. 9), South Florida (Oct. 14), Syracuse (Oct. 23), Cincinnati (Nov. 13) and Rutgers (Dec. 4).
"The Mountaineer Athletic Club is excited to bring some of our greatest ambassadors from WVU to cities across West Virginia," says assistant athletic director for athletic development Niles Eggleston. "WVU has the greatest fans in the country, as well as some of the best student-athletes in the nation. We are excited to bring the two together, to give fans the opportunity to meet WVU coaches and former Mountaineer student-athletes, and to provide the opportunity for fans to learn more about helping the Mountaineers by joining the Mountaineer Athletic Club."
The Summer Blitz will also visit Clarksburg on Friday after its stop in Elkins. Friday's two sessions will wrap up the eight-city tour.
Luck, who will be the lead speaker at the event, graduated magna cum laude in 1982 from West Virginia University. After his playing days with the Mountaineers, Luck was drafted into the National Football League by the Houston Oilers.
After retiring from football, he held the position of vice president of business development with the NFL and oversaw the operations of NFL Europe.
Luck, a two-time Academic All-America selection between 1978-91 and a Rhodes Scholar finalist, is a member of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame. He has also served on the University's Board of Governors, a position he resigned in order to accept the athletic director's job.