Jim Cranmer of Temple City Promoted to Assistant AD
St. Mary’s City, Md. – Scott Devine, Director of Athletics and Recreation at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is pleased to announce the promotion of William “Jim” Cranmer (Temple City, Calif.) to Assistant Athletic Director for Operations and Compliance, effective immediately.
Cranmer, who is currently the head athletic trainer for all 17 Seahawk varsity sports, will now oversee the operations of the sports information office, the equipment room, baseball, and men’s soccer while coordinating all of the teams’ travel. Cranmer will continue with his role as the department’s compliance officer, a duty he assumed 10 years ago.
Devine stated, “I am pleased to announce that Jim Cranmer has been promoted to assume the duties of Assistant Athletic Director for Operations and Compliance. The position became available when Shawne McCoy, the former Assistant AD, was recently named the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Penn State-Abington. Jim has been an effective and loyal staff member in the Department for fourteen years.”
“He has overseen an athletic training operation which has grown from a staff of one to a staff of three full-time athletic trainers in our efforts to properly and safely cover all of our varsity athletic programs. He has also been a key administrator, serving on the Department’s Management Team; developing our compliance program; assisting in annual reports; and overseeing our roster management systems.”
A 1991 graduate of Whittier College in California, he went to Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., where Cranmer served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s basketball programs from 1991 to 1993.
“Jim has performed in a backup role to game operations and event management during his tenure, so this move to put Jim in charge of our athletic events and further advancing our NCAA Certification and Compliance programming seemed like a natural progression in his career, while also being the most effective way to fill the needs of the Department,” added Devine.
After leaving Humboldt State, he worked for one year at Warren High School in Downey, Calif. Cranmer then moved on to work for the Los Angeles Dodgers from July 1994 until his arrival at St. Mary’s in December 1999. While with the Dodgers, he worked with Short Season A in Yakima, Washington; Long Season A in San Bernardino, Calif.; and Double-A in San Antonio, Texas.
Devine declared, “I look forward to working very closely with Jim as he settles into his new and expanded role. We will initiate a search to fill the vacated head athletic trainer position in late spring.”