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Gerwitz promoted to MAC athletic director

Jim Gerwitz, former MAC baseball coach and current MAC criminal justice instructor, was named Mineral Area College’s new athletic director on Sept. 13. He fills the vacancy left by Mike Overman, who recently joined St. Louis Community College as its athletic director.

Gerwitz has worked at the college since 1997, when he began working as part-time assistant baseball coach while he finished his bachelor’s degree. He was head baseball coach from 2004-11, and has been a full-time criminal justice instructor since 1999.

“I’m really looking forward to carrying on the tradition of MAC athletics,” he said. “You know, I’ve never worked anywhere else Mineral Area College gave me an opportunity 20 years ago with a full time job and I’ve been here ever since.”

Gerwitz has an associate degree from MAC (1994-95), a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Central Methodist University (College, at the time: 1999) and earned his master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Lindenwood University (2013). He graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in 1993.

He is a member of Missouri Community College Association, and Missouri State High School Activities Association (baseball umpire/basketball referee).

He and his wife, Dione, live in Farmington. They have three daughters: Chelsea, 26, Kaylee, 14, and Zoey, 12. They are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington.



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