Dale Ramsey









Dale Ramsay, CRSS, Director, Intramural Sports. Dale Ramsay, CRSS, Director Intramural Sports. BS in Physical Education from Keene State College in 1980 and MAT from the University of Louisville in 1982. Dale was a Graduate Assistant 1980-82 and Assistant Director 1982-83 before being named Director in 1983. Dale was also Spirit Group Director (1992-98) and Director of Student Activities (2004-07). Dale also performs a number of duties for the Dean of Student’s Office. He is responsible for administering the university’s Speech and Literature Distribution program. Since 1984, Dale has also served as a part-time faculty member for the School of Education/HSS Department. Professionally, Dale also served as Conference Host for the 1997 and 2006 NIRSA National Conferences as well as hosting eight state workshops. He has served as a program consultant to seven different colleges and universities. Dale has received a university Outstanding Performance Award, and in 2015 he received the NIRSA Region 2 Award of Merit. Dale is also a high school basketball and field hockey official working several state championships in both sports.  Dale was awarded the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Outstanding Official Award in Basketball (2006) and Field Hockey (2000).

Dale Ramsay, Director


John Smith










John Smith, CRSS Assistant Director, Memberships, Marketing, Promotions, Technology, Safety. BS in Recreation Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1979 and MS in Recreation Administration from Eastern Kentucky University in 1980. John is a KHSAA volleyball and softball official who has been selected to work 13 state volleyball championships, several state softball championships as well as the 2000 Kentucky State Championship game when he was an active football official. He is also a NCAA Volleyball official, serves as Supervisor of Officials for Fast Pitch Softball and Volleyball for over 40 area high schools. In 1995 John received the Most Outstanding Volleyball Official award from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. In 2006 he received the Outstanding Sports Supervisor award from the the same KHSAA. John is a certified instructor in Heartsaver CPR, AED Use and First Aid as well as Basic Life Supprt for Health Professionals for the American Heart Association. Prior to coming to UofL in 1987 John was the Assistant Director of Athletics for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government. John received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Eastern Kentucky University in 1995. John is currently the Chair of the University of Louisville Staff Senate and is a member of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, as well as the University of Louisville Foundation Board of Directors. 

John Smith, Assistant Director


Justin Peterson

Justin Peterson, Associate Director, Facility Operations. BS in History and Social Sciences from Central Michigan University and a MS in Recreation and Sport Management from Indiana State University. While at Central Michigan he served as an official and supervisor in the Intramural Sports program. He was a graduate assistant in the Department of Recreational Sports while at Indiana State. Justin is a KHSAA basketball official. He served as the Kentucky Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (KIRSA) state director from 2016 to 2018. Justin has developed a strong relationship wiht Special Olympics Kentucky and has started a Unified Sports program on our campus. Justin is an avid sports fan and in his free time he loves spending time with his wife and son.

Justin Peterson, Associate Director


David Rice








David Rice, Coordinator of Sport Clubs and Facilities. BA in English from the University of Louisville 1997, MS in Recreation Management from Western Kentucky University 2000. David worked at Georgia College & State University for a year before returning to the University of Louisville in 2001. He oversees the comprehensive Sports Club program, which has seen incredible growth in recent years, including conference championships from the Ice Hockey, Men's Rugby, and Men's Lacrosse Clubs, as well as the Men's Volleyball Club winning the Division II National Championship in 2018. His other duties include scheduling all areas of Student Recreation Center, overseeing the departmental membership program, assisting with management of the Intramural Sports Office, and various special projects. Outside of the University, David is an avid sports fan, with a particular interest in golf, as well as interests in gaming, reading, and spending time with his wife Cathy and their two daughters, Samantha and Charlotte.

David Rice, Sports Club and Facilities Coordinator


Danielle Lavender










Danielle Lavender, Assistant Director,  Fitness and Wellness Programs. BS in Exercise Science in 2013 and MS in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning in 2015, both from the University of Louisville. Danielle was a Departmental Assistant with the Intramural Department 2016-2017 prior to accepting her current role in 2021. During her time away, Danielle volunteered as a summer intern with Eastern Kentucky University. She then served as the Intern Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cleveland State University directly responsible for 7 NCAA Division I athletic programs. In her most recent position, Danielle was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Spalding University, responsible for overseeing all NCAA Division III athletic programs. She has been certified through the USA Weightlifting organization as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach since 2015 and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) since 2017. She is also a Functional Movement Screen Level 1 administrator. Danielle is passionate about fitness at all levels. She enjoys being active, getting out and exploring Louisville, and watching just about every sport she can.

Danielle Lavender, Assistant Director


Kat Halbleib

Kat Halbleib, Assistant Director of Intramural Sports. With a love for Louisville, Kat graduated from the University of Louisville with a BS in Sport Administration in 2017 and then completed a Master of Business Administration degree in 2019. During her time as an undergraduate she worked for the Intramural Department as an official and an Intramural Supervisor. While pursuing her masters degree, she was able to stay with the Intramural Department as a Sports Program Assistant. In addition to her duties with the UofL, she is also a KHSAA basketball official. In her spare time she enjoys staying active, searching the Louisville scene for new restaurants and playing fetch with her crazy dog Biscuit.

Kat Halbleib, Assistant Director


Karen Zody

Karen Zody, Administrative Assistant. Karen has been with the University of Louisville for 10 years, starting at the Student Counseling Center and then transferring to the Intramural Sports Department.  Karen completed the University Business Procuring Sub-Certification Program as well as other numerous University Business Office Trainings.   She brings 35 plus years office experience including 4 years in Athletics at Christian Academy of Indiana and several years teaching Dance Lessons at Indiana United Dance.   Karen has been on the U of L Student Affairs Professional Development Committee for 8 years.  Karen loves interacting with the students, faculty, staff and members of the SRC.  Outside of work she enjoys campfires, vacations, and spending time family and friends.

Karen Zody, Administrative Assistant


Frank Nuxoll

Frank Nuxoll, Facility Supervisor, Student Recreation Center. BS in Physical Education with a concentration in Sport Management from the University of Louisville in 1988. Frank is an active volleyball, golf, cyclist, and outdoor enthusiast. He is a former NCAA volleyball official and still serves as a KHSAA official working matches for many area high schools. He has served as an observer for two NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship first and second round contests. Frank also serves as the voice of the Pirates serving as broadcaster for Charlestown High School Volleyball broadcasts. He is a Volunteer assistant coach for Pirate Volleyball where his wife, Tammy, is the head coach. They have two children, Nick and Maddie.

Frank Nuxoll, Facility Manager


Darrin Dukes

Darrin Dukes, Facility Supervisor. Darrin moved to the SRC as the evening supervisor after having been the Sports Program Assistant at the HSC Fitness Center. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 2016 with a BS in Sports Administration. He is currently pursuing a MS in Sports Administration also from the UofL. Darrin has been a certified personal trainer, enjoys strength training and was also on the University of Louisville Rugby Club Team during his time as a student. In his free time he enjoys strength training and taking group fitness classes. He also enjoys going to his family's lake house and spending time with friends and family.

Darrin Dukes, Facility Manager


Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, Facility Supervisor, Health Science Campus Fitness Center. Tim has been on staff as a Sports Facility Supervisor at the Health Science Campus Fitness Center since its' opening in January 2002. Tim worked as an under-graduate Intramural Sports Supervisor from 1992-94. From 1995-98 he served as the evening facility supervisor for the Ohio Valley Volleyball Center. He has coached volleyball at DuPont Manual and Holy Cross High schools as well as winning a State Championship with Assumption High School in 1999. Tim worked as an Education Trainer for Humana Health Insurance Louisville from 1999-2001 before returning to the Intramural Department. Tim was also the the Co-Head Coach for the Women’s Volleyball team at Bellarmine University and was on staff for the University of Louisville Women’s Volleyball team (2003). Tim received the prestigious Outstanding Performance Award from the University in 2015.

Tim Lynch, Facility Manager


Justin Lucas

Justin Lucas, Facility Supervisor, Health Science Campus Fitness Center. Justin earned his BS in Sport Administration from the University of Louisville in 2011 and was a recipient of the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Sport Administration Award. During his undergraduate career at U of L, Justin worked in the Intramural Sports Department as a student worker and undergraduate facility supervisor, as well as serving as an equipment manager for the UofL football team. After graduating, Justin worked for Louisville Metro Parks Athletics as a League Coordinator from 2011-2013 and at the Kentucky State Reformatory as a Recreation Leader from 2013-2015. Justin enjoys attending UofL sporting events and spending time with friends, family, and his dog, Bean.

Justin Lucas, Facility Manager


Cassie Mattingly

Cassie Mattingly, Sports Program Assistant (Facilities) Cassie graduated from UofL with a Bachelor in Science and Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. Cassie began her time with the Intramural Department as an event assistant in 2016 and has been with the department ever since. Cassie is from Bardstown, KY and she attended Thomas Nelson High School and played volleyball all four years. She enjoys powerlifting, riding motorcycles and spending time with friends, family and her two dogs.

Cassie Mattingly, Sports Departmental Assistant


Eric Piernas

Eric Piernas, Sports Program Assistant (Intramurals) Eric plans to graduate with his BS in Health and Human Performance with a track in Exercise Science this fall and move into the Sports Administration Master degree program in the spring. This will be his fifth year working in the Intramural Sports Department where he has spent time as an official and intramural supervisor. He enjoys watching and participating in any sort of sport, working out, officiating and playing video games.

Eric Piernas, Sports Program Assistant


Mia Fougerousse

Mia Fougerousse, Sport Program Assistant (HSC Fitness Center) Mia graduated from UofL with her B.S. in Health and Human Performance with a track in Exercise Science. She is currently working towards her Master’s in Public Health with a track in Health Administration and Behavioral Sciences. Mia started working for the Intramural Department as an event assistant in the fall of 2017. Since beginning with the department she has also worked as an undergraduate intramural supervisor, front desk staff, and front office assistant. In her free time, Mia enjoys hiking, reading, anything involving volleyball or the Indianapolis Colts, and spending time with her friends and family."

Mia Fougerousse,Sports Program Assistant


Peyton Shoemaker

Peyton Shoemaker, Sport Program Assistant (Fitness) Peyton graduated from the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Health and Human Performance with a track in Exercise Science. He will be starting his Exercise Physiology Master’s program here at UofL in the fall of 2021. Peyton will be starting his third year in the department after spending two years as Intramural Supervisor for the Intramural Sports Department. He is studying to become an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, and enjoys working out, playing various sports, and assisting individuals in their path to a healthy lifestyle.

Peyton Shoemaker, Sport Program Assistant


Elizabeth Corrao

Elizabeth Corrao, Sport Program Assistant (Fitness) Liz graduated from the University of Louisville in December of 2020 with a B.S. in Health and Human Performance with a track in Exercise Science. She is wanting to continue her education and pursue her Masters in Exercise Physiology as well as her Personal Training Certification. During her undergrad career, she worked in the SRC as weight room staff, front desk staff, and group fitness instructor teaching yoga. She has been a certificated Hot Vinyasa Yoga Teacher since the summer 2016 after graduating high school. She is very passionate about group fitness and is wanting to create a positive impact on the participants by offering a safe space to explore the mind, body, and soul through the variety of group fitness classes the SRC offers. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, strength training, training for marathons and drinking iced coffee.

Elizabeth Corrao, Sport Program Assistant



Intramural Sports

Student Recreation Center

2030 South Fourth Street

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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