Milliken Named Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Development

Milliken Named Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Development

Case Western Reserve University Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education Amy Backus announced the promotion of Doug Milliken to the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development.  Milliken will continue to serve as the Head Swimming & Diving Coach, in addition to his new role within the department.

"Throughout his time at CWRU, Doug has consistently demonstrated exceptional vision for the development of the whole person - student and athlete," said Backus.  "In his new role, Doug will provide direction and programming to this important aspect in our student-athletes' lives as a Spartan. Our goal is to put our student athletes in the best possible atmosphere to succeed in the classroom and in their competitions."

Milliken, who recently completed his seventh season at the helm of the CWRU men's and women's swimming and diving teams and has served as the advisor for the Case Association of Student Athletes, will see his role in the department expand with the new title.  In addition to continuing his work with CASA, he will be the point person for a number of student-athlete geared events throughout the year, serve as a liason for BlueCWRU, and assist in compliance and eligibility.  Milliken will also be responsible for developing programming for student-athletes to assist in their collegiate lives, including the areas of sports psychology, nutrition and stress management.

"I am incredibly excited and humbled by the opportunity to work even more with the student-athletes at CWRU," said Milliken.  "They are an incredible group of young men and women and anything I can do to help them grow is something I am excited about.  I want to thank Amy Backus for the opportunity to grow and develop in an area I truly enjoy."

Milliken is a 2001 graduate of DePauw, where he received his bachelor's degree in comminications, before earning his master's degree in recreation and sports management from Indiana State University in 2004.  He began his coaching career at DePauw as a student assistant, before serving as an assistant coach at Rose-Hulman from 2002-04, the athletic recruiting coordinator at North Park from 2004-06, and an assistant coach at the University of Chicago from 2006-10.

Milliken and his wife Shannon reside in Highland Heights with their son Roman, who was born over the summer.