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Dennis Francois
Position: Associate Athletic Director
Other Position: External Affairs
Phone: 515-271-4628
Email: dennis.francois@drake.edu

Dennis Francois, Ph.D

Associate Director of Athletics, External Affairs


Dennis Francois joined the Drake athletic staff in November of 2008 after serving as  director of athletics at Southern Oregon since June 1, 2005.

       

During his tenure at Southern Oregon, scholarship support increased by 80 percent, while the athletic department realized a 20-fold increase in external revenue through the development of an extensive marketing and promotions plan. Numerous facilities upgrades were made and Francois developed a comprehensive Academic Support Services program.       
       

Francois was interim director of athletics at New Mexico Highlands from March of 2002 through the 2002-03 academic year. His  coaching experiences include assistant wrestling coach at Loras College and at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
  

He earned a Ph.D in sports administration from New Mexico, a master's degree in administration of athletics from Loras College and a bachelor's degree in communications management from Missouri State where he competed in wrestling.

 

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