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Dr. Nick Hadley
Faculty Athletics Representative

Dr. Nicholas Hadley is in his second year as the University of Maryland's faculty athletics representative. In this role, he represents the University of Maryland and its faculty in the institution's relationships with the NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference.

He is also the current Chair of the University of Maryland's Athletic Council. He was vice-chair of the Athletic Council in 2010-2011 and was an elected member of the Council from 2007-2010.

Dr. Hadley is a professor in the physics department, which he joined in 1988. He served as Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education in the Department from 2007-2010. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.

He has served on numerous federal advisory boards including the program advisory committees of the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Dr. Hadley received his bachelor's degree from Yale University and his master's and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Nathan Pine
Deputy Athletics Director / External Operations

Nathan Pine is the Deputy Athletic Director at the University of Maryland and is a member of Kevin Anderson's executive cabinet. At Maryland, Pine oversees the day-to-day operations for all of the external units and revenue generation. Pine also manages the Under Armour all-sports apparel partnership and the athletic department's interest in the University pouring rights agreement. Additionally, he is responsible for sport supervision of men's Basketball, men's Soccer, women's Soccer and baseball.

Prior to arriving in College Park, Pine was at the University of California, Berkeley where he oversaw all aspects of the major gifts program. Pine led the unprecedented athletic fundraising effort of $500 million for the Building Champions - Endowing the Future capital campaign. The Building Champions Campaign was and is the largest single unit campaign in the history of the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to joining Cal, Pine spent nearly four years at Army where he was a key member of the senior leadership team. Pine was responsible for all business initiatives for Army and oversight of the external operations area for athletics. He also represented Army's interests in the coordination and execution of the national "Request for Proposal (RFP)" and contract extension with CBS Sports for the 2010-2018 Army-Navy football games. Additionally, Pine oversaw all elements of the Army-Navy commercial sponsorship rights, which culminated with a lucrative presenting sponsorship by USAA in 2009.

A graduate of Oregon State University, Pine was instrumental in the growth in fundraising at OSU during his five-plus years in Corvallis following graduation. A native of Eagle Point, Ore., Pine now resides in Fulton, Md., and is married to the former Stephanie Strowbridge.

University of California, Berkeley - M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Cultural Studies of Sport in Education

Oregon State University - B.S. in Business Administration with degrees in Marketing and International Business and a minor in Pre Law

Kelly Mehrtens
Deputy Athletics Director / Internal Operations

Mehrtens currently serves as the Deputy Athletics Director and Chief Operating Officer at Maryland and this year marks her 23rd year in athletics administration.

At Maryland, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the athletics department. In addition to overseeing football, women's basketball and men's lacrosse, Mehrtens directly supervises nine service units, including sports medicine, strength and conditioning, championships, business operations, facilities, event operations, information technology, human resources and equipment. As the chief financial officer, Mehrtens is responsible for all aspects of the department's operating budget, contractual agreements and capital projects.

Mehrtens is also the chief liaison to the President's Office, Vice-President for Administration, Controller's Office and Legal Affairs.

Her NCAA committee work has included appointments to the NCAA Division I Management Council, NCAA Division I Championships/Competition Cabinet, NCAA Division I Academic/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet and the NCAA Track and Field Committee. She is also a member of the ACC Finance Committee.

Mehrtens began her career at Northeastern University in 1989 and served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Business and Finance at University of Miami (Florida), Associate Athletics Director at University of Kansas, Associate Athletics Director at University of Illinois, and Director of Athletics at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

A Panama City, Florida native, Mehrtens earned her master's degree in education from the University of Illinois in 2001 and is a 1986 graduate of University of Alabama where she was a track and field NCAA All-American. She and her husband Nicholas Mehrtens reside in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Lori Ebihara
Senior Associate Athletics Director / Senior Women's Administrator

Lori Ebihara joined the University of Maryland athletics staff in October 2011 as the Senior Associate Athletics Director/Chief of Staff and Senior Woman Administrator. In that role, she has oversight for strategic planning and advancement, academics, and national governance and conference policy initiatives. As the senior woman administrator, she is the department's liaison to the ACC. In addition, Ebihara guides the department's sports administration efforts as the sport supervisor for softball and women's volleyball.

Ebihara joined the Maryland staff from Baylor University, where she worked since 2010 as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Governance and Risk Assessment. Prior to that post, she served as the Assistant Commissioner for Governance, Compliance and Academics at the Big 12 Conference from 1996 to 2010. Ebihara began her career in athletics administration in 1992 as an NCAA Administration and Finance Intern. Following her time at the national office, she was the Director of Compliance at the Big Eight Conference from 1993-1996.

Ebihara has served on many prominent NCAA committees, including the Division I Legislative Council, Division I Academic/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet, Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee, and Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. Her current Atlantic Coast Conference appointments include the Equity Committee, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Student-Athlete Welfare Committee, Women's Gymnastics Committee, and Wrestling Committee.

The Oberlin, Ohio native received a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University in 1988.

  Marcus Wilson
Senior Associate Athletics Director/Compliance

Marcus Wilson joined the Maryland staff in April of 2013 as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. Wilson came to Maryland after spending the past five years with the National Collegiate Athletic Association in Indianapolis.

Wilson previously served as the Associate Director of Enforcement at the NCAA for the past two years (2010-11). Among Wilson's myriad of responsibilities, he oversaw the development and investigation of NCAA legislation involving the sport of college football. Wilson originally joined the NCAA in 2008 and served his first three years as an Assistant Director of Agent, Gambling and Amateurism Activities.

Prior to working with the NCAA, Wilson served as an assistant district attorney for the state of North Carolina from 2006-08. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina in 2003.

Wilson also lettered three seasons with the Tar Heel football program and was a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll from 2000-03. In addition, he was named the recipient of the University of North Carolina Athletics Director's Scholar-Athlete Award in 2003. After graduation, Wilson earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law (2003-06).

Wilson, a native of Jackson, Miss., is engaged to be married to Kat Krtnick in September of 2013.

Ryan Bowles
Associate Athletics Director/Administration

Entering his 10th season with the University of Maryland, Ryan Bowles is the Associate Athletics Director/Administration & Championships. Bowles serves as the sport supervisor for nine intercollegiate teams at Maryland: field hockey, men's & women's golf, women's lacrosse, women's tennis, men's outdoor track & field, women's cross country, women's indoor track & field and women's outdoor track & field.

Bowles directs all NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference championship events hosted by Maryland and is the vice-chair of the ACC Women's Lacrosse Committee. He also serves as the liaison to the Athletics Council, a group of faculty, staff and students which report to the President's Office on matters regarding intercollegiate athletics at Maryland.

Prior to his current role, Bowles was originally promoted in the summer of 2006 to serve as the Terrapins' assistant athletics director for administration and championships. He has been a member of the athletic department staff since August 2003, initially joining Maryland as an administrative intern.

Bowles began his intercollegiate athletics career as the Asa S. Bushnell Intern for Championships at the Eastern College Athletic Conference in Massachusetts. There he was also involved in event management and was the liaison for a number of championship committees.

Bowles holds bachelors and masters degrees from McDaniel College in Westminster, where he was a four-time letterwinner for the men's soccer team.

Marvin Lewis
Associate Athletics Director/Business

Marvin Lewis joined the Maryland staff in November 2012 the as associate athletic director for business. Lewis comes to College Park after spending nearly five years as a senior associate athletics director for finance and administration at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Prior to joining Georgia State University, Lewis worked for a Frazier & Deeter LLC, a regional public accounting firm in Atlanta, for more than three years. During his tenure at Frazier & Deeter, Lewis also received his master's degree in Taxation from Georgia State University.

Lewis played college basketball at Georgia Tech and was a four-year starter and two-year captain with the Yellow Jackets. In his senior season, Lewis helped lead Georgia Tech to a Final Four appearance. Lewis graduated with honors and earned a degree in business management along with a certificate in accounting.

Lewis is a native of Germantown, Md. He and his wife, Anessa, have a son, Callen.

Chris Uchacz
Associate Athletics Director/Director Academic Support & Career Development

Chris Uchacz joined the Maryland staff in January of 2011 as an Associate Director of Athletics and the Director of the Academic Services & Career Development Unit (ASCDU). Uchacz directs the day-to-day operations of the ASCDU while developing and implementing strategies to enhance graduation and retention rates of more than 500 student-athletes representing 20 NCAA Division I-A sports programs..

Uchacz joined Maryland after spending seven years at TCU as the Director of Academic Services. He was responsible for the direction of the Athletic Academic Services Office (AASO), which had over 450 student-athletes and 20 NCAA Division I-A sports programs.

Prior to joining TCU, Uchacz worked at the University of Texas-Pan American as an Assistant Director of Athletics and directed the Academic Support & Student Services unit. He oversaw the implementation of the Freshman/Transfer Orientation Program, NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills seminars and the study skills workshops and tutorial services. In addition, he also served as the Student-Athlete Advisory Council liaison.

Uchacz originally began his career in collegiate athletics with the University of Illinois. He served on the Academic Advising Staff, worked in the Athletics Department's Wellness Program and counseled student-athletes.

During his 18 years in collegiate athletics, Uchacz has also served on numerous prestigious committees, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics ( N4A) and National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

Currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at The University of Illinois where he is studying the interrelationship between sport, global culture and the Internet, Uchacz holds a master's in human kinetics from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, and an honors degree in physical education from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Uchacz competed as a student-athlete in both soccer and crew while attending Brock.