I love being able to use my 35 years of successful experience in college athletics leadership, including 28 as a successful administrator and 20 years as a successful athletics director to help others! The reason I chose to work with Athletics Staffing and Consultants is because of the culture of providing more value for our clients for less and after 4 years with ASC, I am highly confident we do that!
Tim W. Selgo served 20 years as athletics director at Grand Valley State University and brings over 35 years of successful college athletics and 28 years of administrative experience to Athletics Staffing and Consultants.
M.S. - Education Administration
B.A. - Physical Education,
Minor in Mathematics
A promoter of a well-rounded athletic department, Selgo led the Lakers to the top of NCAA Division II athletics. Grand Valley State finished among the top two in the Learfield Sports/NACDA Directors' Cup standings for 15 consecutive years, including eight straight titles (2003-04 to 2010-11) and winning 11 of the last 13. The prestigious award is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Learfield Sports and the USA TODAY to the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country.
In addition, GVSU won 18 straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Presidents' Cup titles as the top athletic program in the 16-team GLIAC. The Lakers' 23 all-time Presidents' Cup titles top all GLIAC institutions. Grand Valley State, which won 45 GLIAC titles prior to Selgo's arrival, won 174 GLIAC titles since Selgo was appointed Athletic Director in 1996.
A well-respected leader in college athletics throughout his career, Selgo served on the NCAA DII Management Council for four years (2007-11), including serving as Chair of the Management Council in 2009. A term on the NCAA DII Management Council is the highest position is DII athletics. He was named the NACDA Division II AD of the Year for the Central Region in 2012-13, while also being named the Division II Central Region Astroturf Athletic Director of the Year in 2006-07. He was also honored as the Central Region AD of the Year in 2002- 03. In addition, Selgo was President of NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) for the 2015-16 year. In the summer of 2017, Selgo was inducted into the NACDA Hall of Fame as well as the recipient of the Division II Athletics Directors Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Selgo was a key figure in the development of the athletic facilities and programs at Grand Valley State. Lubbers Stadium was renovated during the summer of 2011, adding seats to increase capacity to 10,550, as well as installing a new FieldTurf artificial surface. A new outdoor track & field/lacrosse stadium was opened in the fall of 2011, while the Kelly Family Sports Center, which opened for all university activities in August 2008 was spearheaded by Selgo. The KFCS allows GVSU
academic classes and athletic teams the opportunity to work inside in inclement weather.
The 137,662 square foot facility has a 100 x 55-yard FieldTurf surface, a six-lane track with nine sprint lanes and batting cages that drop from the ceiling. The Laker softball team began to play on its new field in 2008 and the Laker baseball field added stadium seating behind home plate in 2010. GVSU expanded its football stadium seating capacity to 8,550, added executive suites and a new scoreboard with a ProStar video display board in 2002.
University of Toledo
Grand Valley State
The GVSU Football Center, located in the north end zone of Lubbers Stadium, has been expanded by more than 4,000 feet since Selgo's arrival. In addition, lights were installed at Lubbers Stadium and the Rob Odejewski Weight Room was built in honor of the late Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions. The baseball and soccer fields have added press boxes, storage space and concession areas. In addition, the fieldhouse locker room project, that enabled every varsity sport at Grand Valley State to have its own locker room, was spearheaded by Selgo.
As a native of Pettisville, Ohio, Selgo was inducted into the University of Toledo Athletic Hall of Fame in February of 2001.
For leading the Lakers to a high level of success, Selgo was inducted into the Grand Rapids, Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
Prior to his arrival at Grand Valley State, Selgo was an Associate AD at the University of Toledo and thus offers 28 years of successful college athletics administrative experience. Selgo was responsible for the day-to-day operations for Toledo's 10 women's and nine men's sports teams that competed at the Division I level in the Mid-American Conference. In addition, he served as the department’s compliance officer and was in charge of all of the athletics facilities.
He was a standout basketball player at Toledo from 1977-80, earning four varsity letters. The Rockets posted a four-year record of 87-26 during Selgo's playing days on the hardwood. Selgo participated in two NCAA Midwest Regional Tournaments for Toledo. His 1978-79 Rocket squad claimed a first-round, 74-72, win over Iowa, before dropping a 79-71 decision to Notre Dame in the sweet sixteen. In 1980, Selgo scored 18 points in Toledo's 94-91 loss to Florida State in a first-round NCAA Tournament game. Selgo was part of two MAC Championship teams (1978-79 and 1979-80) and was co-captain of the `79-80 squad. He earned Mid-American Conference All- Academic honors in 1978, 1979 and 1980 and was named Senior Scholar/Athlete-of-the-Year at Toledo in 1980.
Known as an outstanding shooter, Selgo still holds the UT record for free throw percentage in a single-season, converting 92.3 percent (48-of-52) during the 1978-79 season. He also holds the Toledo career free throw percentage record in MAC games, hitting 86.1 percent (62-of-72) and the single-season Rocket mark for MAC games of 93.9 percent (31-of-33).
Following his graduation in 1980, Selgo remained at Toledo as a graduate assistant for the Toledo men's basketball program and earned his master's degree in education administration in 1982. After serving one year as a teacher and coach at Springfield High School, he then served as an assistant men's basketball coach at Toledo from 1982-1985. In 1985 he was named head women's basketball coach at Toledo. Selgo served as head coach of the Rockets women's basketball program for three years, turning around a program that is now one of the best in the MAC.
Selgo is married to the former Terry Bush for 37 years. They have three children; Jennifer (35), Rachel (33), and Daniel (27), and five grandchildren; Tray (10) and R.J. (8) Mitchell, Tucker (4), Henry “Hank” (3), and Burke Jonaitis (2).
Selgo, in addition to his consulting services, teaches in the Sports Management Program in Davenport University’s Donald W. Maine College of Business, is a sought-after speaker on leadership, and is an author of Anchor Up, Competitive Greatness the Grand Valley Way.
Make One Play
By: Tim Selgo
Published May 2020
By: Tim Selgo, Gary Brown
Published May 2017
DII Management Council
National Association of Collegiate
Directors of Athletics