Associate AD for IM-Rec Sports
Heidelberg College &
Bowling Green State University
Mark Fletcher is in his 15th year as an associate athletics director at Virginia, while serving as UVa's director of intramural-recreational sports since March of 1985 as well.
Fletcher oversees a variety of athletic and recreation facility capital projects. At the same time, he continues to direct UVa's highly successful Intramural-Recreational Sports program, which services over 86 percent of all students and 94 percent of all undergraduate students at UVa. The program also has the largest participation of faculty/staff of any collegiate recreation program in the country and was recently recognized by Newsweek Magazine as the number one collegiate recreation program in the country. The staff is composed of 40 full-time staff and over 600 student employees.
Fletcher oversaw renovations to Memorial Gymnasium (completed 2004) to support wrestling and women's volleyball, a $10 million Phase II addition to the Aquatic & Fitness Center (completed June 2004) and renovations to the Dell basketball courts and the Perry Fishburne Tennis Courts (completed August 2004). His most recent project was the development of the new Prestige artificial playing field at Carr's Hill Field.
From 1997-2001, Fletcher oversaw the University's $86 million stadium expansion project at the Carl Smith Center, Home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium. He also has overseen over $36 million worth of additional capital projects to create new or refurbish athletic and recreational facilities at the University. These include: completion of the third floor of the Dr. Frank C. McCue III Center; the creation of the David A. Harrison III field at Scott Stadium; completion of Klöckner Stadium, including lights; the creation of the artificial turf competition field and renovated football practice fields; a new 22-acre outdoor field complex known as The Park; the Aquatic & Fitness Center; the Sheridan Snyder Tennis Center; and the North Grounds Recreation Center.
Prior to his present role, he was responsible for all athletic facilities and operations at the University from 1992 until 1997. He came to UVa from the University of Denver where he served as assistant director of athletics and recreation from 1979 to 1985. Before that, he was with the office of Campus Recreation at the University of Utah as the Coordinator of Intramural Sports.
From 1974-76, Fletcher was at Radford University as assistant men's basketball coach and an area coordinator in the housing division.
Fletcher has been an active member of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, serving as the Region II Vice President and has been honored with the Region II Award of Merit. He currently serves on the NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors. At the University, he has chaired the Safety and Security Committee, and served on the Facilities Management Advisory Board, and the Parking and Transportation Committee.
A native of Crestline, Ohio, Fletcher earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and education from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio in 1973. He also holds a master's degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University (1974). He and his wife, Gina, have three children: Kristi, Lori and Scott.