Retirement Reception Set For Tom Kirinovic

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University Athletics Department will honor and thank retiring Athletics Director Tom Kirinovic for his many years of service to Bulldog Athletics by holding a special campus reception on Wednesday, June 30.

The reception will run from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (ET) and take place on the second floor of the Wheeler Pavilion located at Top Taggart Field.

Coffee, juice and breakfast snacks will be offered.

Kirinovic, who has served as the FSU Athletics Director since November 1999, will retire at the end of the month after more than 27 years of service to Bulldog Athletics. The reception will take place on his last official day at Ferris.

In his 11-year tenure as athletics director, Kirinovic has been responsible for overseeing the Bulldogs' 15-sport intercollegiate athletics program. Under his leadership, more than 800 student-athletes have received academic all-conference honors and more than 375 student-athletes have been tabbed as all-conference performers.  The Bulldogs have also won 13 conference championships and more than 85 student-athletes have attained All-America recognition in his tenure.

In his time as AD, 14 of FSU’s 15 teams have qualified for NCAA National Tournament competition and five have posted their highest-ever national finishes at the Division II level.  The Bulldogs have finished in the upper half of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) President’s Trophy All-Sports Standings all 11 years under Kirinovic, including two runner-up efforts and six top three showings.

Please join us in thanking Tom for his many years of outstanding service to Bulldog Athletics!

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