Pettit named Director of Athletic Facilities and Game Operations

    Andy Pettit

    Andy Pettit

    June 25, 2009

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - Southern Illinois University Athletics announced Thursday that Andy Pettit has been named Director of Facilities and Game Operations.

    A native of Mallory, N.Y., Pettit is entering his fifth year at SIU. With his new title, he will oversee event management of all sports, while handling the day-to-day operations of athletic facilities.

    "Andy has been here as an undergraduate, graduate and full-time employee. He continues to take on more responsibility and serve our department with the utmost professionalism," said Associate Athletic Director of Facilities Jason King. "He has gained the respect of our coaches and staff with his willingness to go the extra mile and help Saluki Athletics be successful."

    Pettit worked as a coordinator of athletics and arena operations (2006-09), graduate assistant for facilities (2004-05) and student worker for facilities (2000-03) at SIU prior to his new title.

    He received a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master's degree in Business Administration from SIU.

    Pettit and his wife, Katie, currently reside in nearby Christopher.