Nate Forsyth is new ECC Athletic Director
It was announced today that Nate Forsyth has been named the new Ellsworth Community College Director of Athletics and Student Life; although an exact start date has not been determined, he will officially assume the duties of his new position within the next 60 days. Forsyth, currently ECC Admissions Counselor and Head Baseball Coach, was one of four finalists who interviewed last week with the search committee.
“We are excited and pleased to have Nate as Ellsworth’s next Director of Athletics and Student Life,” says Dr. Nancy Muecke, ECC Provost. “Nate has proven himself to be a great asset to ECC and we are looking forward to having him make great contributions in his new roles.”
Duane Palcic, currently ECC’s Interim Director of Athletics and Student Life, said Forsyth will have a short learning curve because of his familiarity with the College and the community. “Nate has been active and involved since he arrived at this campus back in 2006, and I’m looking forward to turning over responsibilities to him at the end of May. He’s really stepped up in support of athletics during my tenure in the interim position, and he has been highly involved in several new initiatives that will soon be unveiled, including development of a new ECC Panther Athletics website.”
Forsyth said he’s honored to have been chosen for the position, and he’s looking forward to the new role and responsibilities. “Ellsworth has a rich athletic tradition and I feel very fortunate to be able lead our athletic department into the future. This is a great opportunity and I am looking forward to continued success at ECC. I would like to thank everyone for their support in the past and also in the future.”
Prior to being hired by Ellsworth in 2006, Forsyth was the Assistant Housing Director at Southwestern Community College in Creston for two years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in General Studies (minors in Athletic Administration and Psychology) from Mount Saint Clare College and a master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University.
Forsyth will finish this spring season as ECC’s head baseball coach, and then will hire someone to replace him in that role.