LINCOLN — A veteran in the athletic department will retire Aug. 2 after more than four decades with the Huskers.
Pat Logsdon, most recently a Nebraska deputy athletic director and the Senior Woman Administrator, will retire after 42 years in the department. She’s been the SWA since 2008 and acts as a liaison between NU, the Big Ten and the NCAA.
“It has been an honor to serve the Nebraska athletic department and spend my entire career in athletics at a school I love,” Logsdon said in a statement. “Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated professionals and develop great friendships and long-lasting relationships. I have also had the good fortune to work with tremendous coaches and great student-athletes who have achieved at the championship level in their sport and in the classroom.”
Logsdon started at NU in 1979, working with the Husker football program for 23 seasons. She was Nebraska’s director of football operations after Tom Osborne put her in that role in 1997, becoming the first woman in Division I to serve in that capacity. In 2003, she moved to associate athletic director for administration, and in 2008 took over the Senior Woman Administrator role.
“Everyone who has worked with Pat Logsdon knows she is a true professional who always looks out for the best interests of our student-athletes, coaches, the athletic department and the University of Nebraska,” Athletic Director Bill Moos said in a statement. “She has played a key role in decisions that have led to the success of Husker athletics for many years. We will miss Pat, and she will be difficult to replace, but we wish her all the best in her retirement.”
Logsdon is also the senior administrator over Nebraska’s Life Skills area, coordinating student-athlete surveys and exit interviews. She also serves as the sport administrator for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s gymnastics and volleyball.
“Pat Logsdon has worked hard to help Nebraska volleyball dream big,” volleyball coach John Cook said in a statement. “We have come to her with many crazy ideas, and she never said ‘no’ until we explored all options.”