Cowley College alum and former student athlete Jason O'Toole hired as school's new athletic director

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
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Jason O’Toole, a former Cowley College student-athlete and long-time College employee, was approved as the new athletic director at Cowley College during Monday night’s annual Board of Trustees meeting held in the President’s Private Dining Room located inside the McAtee Dining Center.

O’Toole, who played baseball at Cowley and graduated from the school in 1994, most recently served in the role of executive director of student affairs at the College. He has a master's degree from Wichita State University in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor's degree in human development and family studies from Kansas State University.

Jason’s wife, Shannon, is also a proud Alum of Cowley College and serves as the director of auxiliary services. Both Jason and Shannon have been employed at Cowley College for the past 24 years. 

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The couple has three children, with their sons Hunter and Haden, both attending Cowley as student-athletes. The family ties to Cowley College is strong. 

“I have played, been around, watched, supported, listened, followed and worked in Cowley athletics for 26 years of my life,” O’Toole said. “I bleed Orange and am extremely excited and humbled to have the opportunity to continue Cowley’s rich athletic tradition as athletic director.”

O’Toole assumes the position of athletic director following the recent departure of Shane Larson, who spent seven years at the school prior to accepting a similar position at Iowa Western Community College.