Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
Mike Kerin oversees all of the administrative operations and responsibilities of the football program for West Virginia University. He handles everything from operations, daily schedules, internet contact, travel schedules, professional scouts, coaches clinics, recruiting, film exchange, scholarship disbursement, ticket allocation, bowl preparations and many of the other areas that keep the Mountaineers functioning smoothly on a day-to-day basis.
Because of his strong work ethic and long-time loyalty to Mountaineer football, Kerin recently was promoted to assistant director of athletics for football operations in 2008. He has been associated with the program since 1980, when he arrived as one of the original members of Don Nehlen’s staff. Kerin spent the first eight years as the equipment manager until he became the administrative assistant in 1988 and then the director of football operations in 1998.
Kerin serves as the staff liaison to the BIG EAST office, football alumni, the media and WVU's 16 other varsity sports. He also is instrumental in a number of special projects, such as the turf removal and installation at Mountaineer Field in 1997, 2002 and 2007, the construction of the indoor practice facility in 1998, coordinating the 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers preseason exhibition game, working with the Varsity Club on lettermen's events and the recent locker room renovation at the Puskar Center.
Since 2000, he has served on the Football Operations Committee of the American Football Coaches Association, working to develop professional standards and consistency for that position throughout college football.
Kerin came to Morgantown as equipment manager in 1980 after serving two years in the same capacity at Colorado. A past executive board member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association, he has been a valued consultant to several national sporting goods manufacturers, and has hands-on involvement with a number of professional sporting events.
Kerin was a three-year football letterman at Colorado as a tight end and played in the 1975 Bluebonnet Bowl and the 1977 Orange Bowl; he is listed among the Buffaloes' Select Circle for football. A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kerin received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Colorado in 1977.
The recipient of the 1997 Curbstone Quarterback Award from the Morgantown Touchdown Club, Kerin and his wife Kathy have three children, Melissa, Michael and Jason.