September 1, 2016

Steve O'Keefe
College Relations

Greg Starrick has had a long affiliation with John A. Logan College where he worked from 1972 until 1985 serving in several roles including head baseball coach, assistant basketball coach, executive director of the John A. Logan College Foundation, and director of College Relations. Starrick will return on September 1 on a part-time basis as the College’s new athletic director replacing Jerry Halstead, who recently retired.

The Marion native starred at SIU from 1970-72 where he ranks first all-time in free throw percentage and is a member of the SIU Hall of Fame and the All-Century Team.  After leaving JALC to pursue private business interest, Starrick remained active in athletics serving as an on-air commentator for the SIU men’s basketball team.

Starrick is excited to return to the College.

“I am really excited and humbled to be associated with the College again,” said Starrick. “The department has prospered under the leadership of Jerry Halstead and John Sala before him, and I hope to continue the success of Volunteer Athletics.

College President Ron House believes that Starrick is going to be an asset to the College.

“We are very pleased to have Greg Starrick back; he has a long history with the College and in athletics,” said House. “To have him back will not only be great for our athletic department, but it will also be good for our institution.”

Starrick will oversee seven sports that include: men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s golf, and volleyball. The College is part of the Region 24 of the NJCAA and the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

For Starrick the main reason for returning was simple, student athletes.

“I am looking forward to getting to know all the coaches, but what I am really looking forward to is getting to know all the student athletes and working on their behalf,” said Starrick.