Marymount University Names Debbie Warren as New Director of Athletics
Marymount University Names Debbie Warren as New Director of Athletics

Debbie Warren is the new Marymount University Director of Athletics, according to Dr. Chris Domes, vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Management.

       Warren, who will begin at Marymount on June 21, replaces long-time athletic director and women’s basketball coach, Bill Finney, who retires at the end of the month.

       “We are very pleased to have Debbie Warren join us at Marymount,” said Dr. Domes.  “We knew going into this national search that we would have to find a special person to taken on the leadership role that Bill Finney played for twenty-seven years. I am confident we have found such a person.”

       Warren comes to Marymount following five years at Hartwick College, where she was director of Athletics and chair of the Physical Education Department.  She has spent the past 25 years in college athletics as an athletic director, associate athletic director, senior women’s administrator, teacher, coach, Student Life director and championship event specialist.  

       Warren is an active member of the communities in which she has lived, having served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, on a disaster team for aquatic rescues, and on park and recreation committees. She has also taught Sunday school. In addition, Warren has contributed to her campus communities by working on a variety of planning committees and risk management reviews.  

She has also been active with NCAA and other athletic associations. Warren served as chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship Committee when she was the associate athletic director at the University of Alabama, and she was the first woman to serve on the NCAA Division III Football Championships Committee. She currently serves on the nominating committee for NACWAA and on the North Region Men’s Lacrosse Championship Committee.

A 1976 graduate of Mount Union College, Warren received her bachelor’s degree in Education. She also has a master’s degree from Mount Union, with an emphasis in Education Administration.