Mark LaBarbera
Director of Athletics
Kris Sanders
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Erik Weiler
Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations
Sarah Pruess
Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator
Rin Seibert
Director of Recreational Sports/Associate Director of Athletics
Candy Jessen
Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Services
Elizabeth Conard
Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Support and Student Services
David Kay
General Manager - Valpo Athletics Sponsorships
Matt Ward
Compliance Coordinator
Jake Sale
Assistant Director of the Crusader Fund
Erica Fedornock
Athletic Ticket Operations Manager
Lexi Nichols
Assistant Director of Marketing for Athletics
Robbie Crimmins
Director of Event Operations
Ron Blatz
Broadcast & Streaming Manager
Renee' Turpa
Group Sales Ticket Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Lissa Yogan
Faculty Athletics Representative
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Sarah Pruess

Sarah Pruess

Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator

Phone (219) 464-5460

Sarah Pruess joined Valpo Athletics in November 2018 as the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Senior Woman Administrator. Pruess came to Valpo after spending the previous six years as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance at St. Bonaventure University.

In addition to overseeing the Valpo compliance office and holding the position of SWA, Pruess serves as the sport administrator for women’s soccer, men's soccer, softball, women's tennis, bowling and men’s and women’s swimming, with secondary administrative duties for women's basketball. 

Pruess joined the staff at St. Bonaventure as Assistant A.D. for Compliance in August 2012 and was promoted to Associate A.D. in September 2016. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the Bonnies’ compliance efforts, Pruess provided sport oversight for softball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s track and field. She also served on the Executive Athletic Compliance Committee and was the institution’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics.

Prior to arriving at St. Bonaventure, Pruess spent five years as the Assistant A.D. for Academic Support Services and Compliance at Wayne State University (2007–2012). She also had previous stints as Director of Compliance at George Mason University (2006) and Chicago State University (2004–2005) and also served as Chicago State’s SWA for six months in 2005.

Pruess was a four-year letter winner in softball at Albion College and graduated from Albion in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and management. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Denver in 2003 in management, with a concentration in sports management.