Tim Selgo spent 35 years in college athletics, 7 as a basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of Toledo, 8 as Associate Athletics Director at Toledo, and 20 as the Director of Athletics at Grand Valley State University from 1996 until his retirement as A.D. in July of 2016.
During Selgo’s tenure as A.D. at GVSU, The Lakers won 18 straight President’s Cups, which is the all-sports trophy for their conference, the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). In addition, the GVSU athletics programs captured the Division II Learfield Directors Cup, the national all-sports trophy, 11 times and finished in the top two in each of his final 15 years. He was a 3-time winner of NACDA’s Central Region AD of the Year award.
A well-respected leader in college athletics, Selgo served on the NCAA DII Management Council for four years (2007-11), including serving as Chair of the Management Council in 2009, the highest position of governance in NCAA DII.
Selgo is a member of 3 halls of fame; The University of Toledo Athletics Hall of Fame, the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame, and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Hall of Fame. He is currently a consultant for Athletics Staffing & Consultants, a professor of Sports Management at Davenport University, is a sought-after speaker on leadership, and is the author of two books, Anchor Up, Competitive Greatness the Grand Valley Way and Make One Play.
Tim and his wife Terry have been married for 37 years and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren, all boys!