Hopes to bring entire teams to campus
VERSAILLES, Ky. (June 6, 2016) —Midway University, which recently announced plans to switch to co-ed, has signed agreements with three current St. Catharine College coaches to bring men’s basketball, soccer, and baseball to campus this fall and is working with each coach to transfer those teams to Midway. Midway also will add men’s golf. St. Catharine announced it will close at the end of July.
“We are pleased to bring these coaches and their team members into our Eagles Athletics family,” said Rusty Kennedy, Midway University athletics director. “We are hopeful that many of their existing student-athletes will transfer to Midway to continue playing together as a team. In addition to St. Catharine athletes, there will now be an opportunity for other male students to look at our athletics offerings and begin discussions with our coaches about our program.”
Midway hired: Joe Krupinski, men’s basketball; Tim Wolz, men’s soccer; and Luther Bramblett, baseball. Otis Smith, Midway’s current female golf team coach will oversee the men’s golf team.
On Friday Midway is hosting a campus open house just for St. Catharine students and their families. Advisors, admissions and financial aid officers will be available and staff will provide campus tours. This session is open to any St. Catharine student, including student-athletes. Any athlete or regular student that can’t make this event is encouraged to reach out to the Admissions Office or coaching staff to discuss transferring options
Midway competes in the River States Conference (formerly the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).
“We will be able to incorporate basketball, soccer and golf into our normal operations with the facilities we have or already use; for baseball we will be playing at an off campus facility the first year,” said Kennedy.
As part of the “teach-out” agreement admission application fees are waived for St. Catharine students, the residency requirement or the minimum number of credits that must be taken at Midway will be waived, and earned credits from accredited institutions (inclusive of those credits awarded by St. Catharine) will be accepted. This agreement facilitates the timely completion of degrees especially for upper class students.