Assistant A.D./University Liaison
One of the most successful coaches in SMU history, Dave Wollman added additional responsibilities to his role and was named Assistant A.D./University Liaison in the summer of 2010.
Wollman remains at the helm of SMU's track & field and cross country programs, but also oversees the Center for the Development of the Student-Athlete (CDSA) and labors to maintain the Athletics Department's strong ties to the university as a whole, serving as the liaison between Athletics and the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center, Admissions, Financial Aid and Housing among other departments.
Since coming to SMU in 1988, Wollman has built one of the very best NCAA track and field programs in the country. During the decade between 1995-2005, no other program in the country posted the across-the-board success that SMU did - NCAA top-5 finishes in both men's and women's track and field along with representatives in the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Under Wollman's guidance, the Mustangs have won eight top-four NCAA championship trophies and returned to the top 20 in 2008, taking 19th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Wollman came to SMU after six years as an assistant at Stanford, where he coached two Olympians, four NCAA champions and 44 All-Americans.
Prior to Stanford, Wollman was an assistant at Purdue from 1981-82 and a teacher and coach at Concord High School in Elkhart, Ind., from 1979-81.
Wollman received a bachelor's degree in physical education and business education from Indiana Central University in Indianapolis in 1979, and was later inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. He won the NCAA Division II shot put championship in 1977 and was runner-up the next two seasons. He also was a four-year starter at defensive end for the football team.
At Stanford, Wollman was very active in community relations. He and his wife, Shelley, were co-founders and directors of the Champs Foundation, the San Francisco 49ers' football camp for underprivileged children in the Bay area. Shelley was a member of the 49ers' public relations staff for six years before moving to Dallas.
Born in Highland Park, Mich., Wollman graduated from Wawasee High School in Syracuse, Ind.