Kentucky State University has announced the return of former athletic director William K. Head, Ed.D. Head served the University in several capacities from 1985 to 1989, including as athletic director, head football coach, head golf coach and head track coach.
"I have known Coach Head for many years, and I am confident of the positive impact his return will have on our athletics program," President Raymond M. Burse said.
Head has held the position of director of athletics at four institutions and in four divisions, including Fisk University, from 2006-2009, where he guided the athletic program from a shaky position in the NCAA Division III to a more stable position in NAIA Division II. Head also worked as the interim director of athletics at Alabama State University, from 1999-2001, where he assumed responsibilities for the Division I athletics comprising 17 men's and 18 women's sports. He has been responsible for the overall direction of an NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III and an NAIA Division II athletics program while serving in the capacity of athletic director.
"Much like the president, I really love the University," Head said. "I like the Frankfort community. The University has great possibility and great potential to be a great place for students to come to pursue a degree and participate in intercollegiate sports."
Head's other accomplishments include his work as part of the resolution of an NCAA sanction; a principal in the resolution of a Title IX complaint; planning construction and supervision of campus facilities; a principal in a change of division effort; and a respondent to many evaluations by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the NCAA.
In addition to his work in athletics, Head has experience as a faculty senator, chair of a departmental curriculum committee, associate vice president for student affairs, director of institutional planning and professor.
Head earned both a master's degree and a doctorate in education from Tennessee State University and earned his bachelor's degree from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.