With 15 years of experience in athletics and higher education, Jason M. Trufant, is the director of athletics at Mississippi University for Women.
Trufant participated in Division I athletics as a student, has coached at the junior college and Division III levels, and has held several administrative positions at Division II schools. Previously, at Dowling College in Long Island, N.Y., he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of compliance, game operations, fund raising and marketing, sport supervision, team and departmental budgets and purchasing.
He formerly served as associate director of athletics at Molloy College and as head assistant baseball coach at Frostburg State University, and he has served as head baseball coach at the State University of New York at Cobleskill.
Currently, Trufant is one of 12 participants selected nationally to be part of the one-year NCAA Pathway Program, designed to elevate those in senior-level athletics administration positions to the next step as athletic director. They are chosen to equally represent NCAA Divisions I, II and III.
Active in NCAA committees, he is chair of baseball for the East Coast Conference and a member of the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee that develops the playing rules for NCAA baseball across all three divisions. He also has served on the Division II NCAA National Baseball Committee and chaired the East Region, serving as administrator for NCAA regional competition.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University at Albany, State University of New York and a master’s in human performance from Frostburg State University.