EL CAJON, Calif. -- Former Sports Information Director for San Diego Christian Athletics, Kyle Ferguson, has been recently appointed to the position Director of Athletics effective immediately for the 2013-2014 athletic season and spurs many other changes in the athletics department.

"I am very excited and humbled to be in this position," Ferguson said. "We have the amazing opportunity to be used by the Lord to impact young men and women who He brings to SDCC."

Ferguson has served in various roles at the college ranging from Admissions Counselor to Sports Information Director and Adjunct Communication Faculty. He currently holds a Masters degree in Communication from Spring Arbor University (Mich.) and a bachelor's degree in Communications from York College (Neb.) in 2005.

With Ferguson's promotion, former Director of Athletics and Head Baseball coach, Chris Bando, is ready to be able to focus on preparing SDCC's future athletic facilities and to disciple his players as he is now an Associate Director of Athletics with an emphasis on Spiritual Life and Development.

"We are blessed to have coach Bando continue to provide spiritual leadership to me, our coaches, and our student athletes," Ferguson said. "I cannot stress enough what an asset he is to our department."

Joining Bando as an Associate Director of Athletics is Mike Lusardi. Lusardi, who also is involved with the baseball team as the Director of Baseball Operations, will focus on Student Life and Academics.

Stepping into the role of Interim Sports Information Director is Nick Fortini. Fortini was a Sports Information intern last semester for San Diego Christian.

With all the changes, Ferguson is focused on the continuous growth of the university's spiritual life.

"Our biggest goal is always to help students grow in their walk with Christ. SDCC provides the arena in which we are not only allowed, but also expected to provide mature Christian leadership. We look to continue to raise the level of play on the field and carry on the success we have experienced recently. Ultimately, the more success we have, the more opportunities we have to share the gospel and bring the glory to God."