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Hurtgen Named Assistant Athletic Director of Recreational Sports and Facilities

Peter HurtgenThe University of St. Thomas Athletic Department has named Peter Hurtgen as the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Recreational Sports.

"We are very excited to welcome Peter to the University community and specifically the UST Athletic family," said Director of Athletics, Todd Smith. "Coach Hurtgen is very familiar with St. Thomas, our athletic teams, and our facilities. He is the perfect person to help grow our footprint both on our main campus, and elsewhere throughout the city of Houston. He will also add to the progress we have made with our on and off-campus facilities while focusing on our Recreational Sports, Club Sports, and Intramural programs.

Hurtgen will be responsible for scheduling, maintaining and upgrading the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center, as well as organizing relations with off-campus facilities that the athletic department will access. Furthermore, Hurtgen will run the Universities' Recreational Sports program, Intramurals and Club Sports.

"I'm excited to work with all of the coaches at UST, along with all of the students and student-athletes," said Hurtgen. "I know how important the college experience is and I'm looking forward to bringing more activities to the JAAC to make that college experience even better."

Hurtgen comes to St. Thomas from Klein Oak High School, where he taught Algebra and coached Track & Field and Cross Country for four years. However, he is no stranger to UST as he has served as an Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball for the past four years. In his time with the Celts, they have posted an impressive 75-29 record while claiming three consecutive conference championships. Hurtgen held coaching responsibilities as well as roles in recruiting, scouting, stating and logistics.

"I'd like to thank my wife Allison for being so supportive, as well as my parents and brother. I'd also like to thank everyone at Klein Oak High School and UST Head Men's Basketball Coach Anthony Medina" Hurtgen added. "Lastly, Todd Smith for giving me this opportunity to make a new impact at the University of St. Thomas."