David Babb ’91 will be taking the helm of Cairn Athletics this academic year as its next director.
Babb is not unfamiliar with the University or its athletics program. A student himself in the late 80s, he competed on the men’s soccer team, receiving the Randy Ostein Award for Courage and Perseverance in his senior year. After graduating from Cairn with degrees in business administration and Bible, he went on to Temple University to earn a Master of Education in athletic administration.
In addition to his personal understanding of what it means to be a Cairn student-athlete, Babb brings a plethora of professional experience to the position. He has spent over 25 years in athletic leadership and administration, most recently serving 12 years as the director of athletics at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, PA. He is also actively involved in the sport-based ministries Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and Push the Rock, where he serves as the camp and missions director.
“I am thrilled to have David Babb join Cairn and bring years of leadership experience to our athletes and coaches,” remarked Scott Cawood, senior vice president of student affairs and administration. “He is uniquely qualified as a former student-athlete, a seasoned mentor of coaches, an experienced administrator, and a volunteer in sports-related ministries. He will bring a vision to Cairn Athletics that will allow us to further define the role of highly competitive, Christ-centered collegiate athletics.”
Babb assumed the role on Monday, August 1 and has already begun making preparations for the fall student-athletes’ return in just a few weeks. Reflecting on his new position, he commented:
“Serving at my alma mater as the Director of Athletics is a special opportunity and I am excited to start working with the student-athletes, coaches, and staff. Cairn University played a major role and foundation for me, and I look forward to giving back and impacting the current student-athletes.”
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