Glen Krupica
Glen Krupica

Deputy Athletics Director

The career of Glen Krupica has come full circle, as the 1982 Northern Illinois graduate enters his third year as a member of the Huskie senior staff. He joined the program as an Associate Athletics Director in July of 2005 and was promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs in August of 2006.

Prior to his return to DeKalb, Krupica spent the previous 11 years (1994-2005) as the Executive Director of the Independence Bowl Foundation in Shreveport, Louisiana. While there, Krupica secured two title sponsors, negotiated two contract extensions with ESPN and brokered deals and renewals with both the SEC and Big 12 Conferences. Team payouts grew from the minimum $250,000 per team to over $1.2 million per team during Krupica's tenure. For his efforts, Krupica earned the 2000 Bud Dudley Bowl Executive Award from the All-America Football Foundation.

Krupica made the move to the bowl circuit after serving as Northwestern State University's Assistant Athletics Director for Fundraising and Marketing from 1992-94. During his time in Natchitoches, La., Krupica helped increase annual fund raising by 40%, secured program's first major gifts, headed the Scholarship Auction and originated the Greater Demon Purple Pigskin Pitchfork Party.

Before coming to Louisiana, Krupica lived in Mission, Kansas for a little over five years, working as the Director of Development for the Kansas Special Olympics from 1987-1992. He was the key cog in establishing the six-figure fund-raiser "Celebrity Sports Carnival" and regional efforts throughout. Krupica was key in turning the organization around financially.

Upon earning his Masters Degree from The Ohio State University in 1984, Krupica returned to DeKalb in 1985 as the Executive Director of the Huskie Club. He helped coordinate the first "team concept" fund drives and started both the Chicago and Rockford chapters of the Huskie Club.

Krupica, a member of NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) and a native of Franklin Park, Ill., is married to Suzanne and they have two daughters, Katie (12) and Lauren (9).

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