WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Chad Briscoe, who has been the athletic director at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., for the last four years, has accepted the athletic director position at Mooresville High School in Mooresville, Ind., beginning on July 18.
Briscoe accepted the job because of the professional opportunities in the Indianapolis area presents and the proximity to his extended family.
“It was a very difficult decision, but I felt like this was where God was calling me and my family,” Briscoe said. “I want to thank Dr. Manahan and Dr. Katip for this opportunity to serve these last four years.”
During his four years at Grace, Briscoe was the catalyst behind a number of major improvements in the athletic department. He brought the National Christian College Athletic Association Women’s Division 1 Basketball National Tournament to Grace’s Orthopaedic Capital Center three years in a row, arranged Grace’s first-ever Big 10 basketball game in an exhibition against Indiana University on Nov. 4, 2009 and established the Grace College Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
“Chad has helped our athletic program make significant strides during his time at Grace,” said Grace College Provost Bill Katip. “He will be greatly missed. We wish him and his family all of the best.”
In 2010, Briscoe’s hard work earned him Mid-Central College Conference Athletic Director of the Year honors. He increased student-athlete aid by 25 percent, helped raise funds for a press box and scoreboard at the softball diamond, oversaw the construction of the volleyball program’s team room and initiated the remodeling of coaches’ offices at the Gordon Recreation Center.
Briscoe’s contagious attitude and enthusiasm challenged Grace’s athletic programs to a higher degree of excellence. The men’s basketball team made a national tournament appearance the last four years, the women’s team has done so the last three years, and the women’s soccer and women’s tennis programs have enjoyed their most successful seasons in their program history during his tenure.
“My family and I have been blessed to work at a wonderful institution,” Briscoe said. “The athletic department is in a great place, and I’ve been blessed to be a part of Grace College’s journey. The Lord has assembled wonderful coaches here at Grace, and it’s been great to be a part of that.”