Staff

Justin Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Peterson, Director of Campus Recreation. 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 with Special Olympics Kentucky and has started a Unified Sports program on our campus. He received the prestigious Outstanding Performance Award from the University in 2021. Justin is an avid sports fan and in his free time he loves spending time with his wife and two children.

Justin Peterson, Acting Director/Associate 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

 

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, 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 Department Of Campus Recreation in 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 Department Of Campus Recreation as an official and an Intramural Supervisor. While pursuing her masters degree, she was able to stay with Campus Recreation 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

 

Cassie Mattingly

Cassie Sizemore, Administrative Specialist 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 Campus Recreation 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 Sizemore, Administrative Specialist

 

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

 

Dan Hanson

Dan Hanson, Facility Supervisor, Student Recreation Center. Daniel graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance with a track in Exercise Science December 2021. He plans to enroll in the Exercise Physiology Master’s program in the fall of 2022. Daniel has spent his past three years in the department working as an undergraduate staff member. Also, he is currently studying to earn his personal training, and certified strength and conditioning certifications. Daniel was also a member of the rugby team here at UofL for three seasons. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, playing sports, and playing video games.

Dan Hanson, 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 Co.in 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 Department Of Campus Recreation 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

 

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 Department Of Campus Recreation 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 Campus Recreation 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. 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, Sports 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, Sports Program Assistant

 

Chrissa Ledbetter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrissa Ledbetter, Sports Program Assistant (Facilities) Chrissa will graduate from University of Louisville in Spring 2022 with a B.S. in Applied Geography (concentration in Meteorology) and minor in Business Administration. She will continue her education at UofL in Fall of 2022 to obtain a Master's in Applied Geography. Chrissa started working for the SRC in the summer of 2018 as front desk staff. Since then she has worked as weight room staff, intramural supervisor, and intramural office assistant. Chrissa is from Charlestown, IN and graduated from Charlestown High School in 2018. Throughout her high school career, she participated in swimming and diving, softball, and volleyball. She also played volleyball for several club teams including Prodigy, Union, and Team Vortex. In her free time Chrissa enjoys being around family and friends, playing and coaching volleyball, and volunteering for community organizations.

Chrissa Ledbetter, Sports Program Assistant

 

A Department of STUDENT AFFAIRS

Intramural Sports

Student Recreation Center

2030 South Fourth Street

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am to 5:00 pm

No holiday hours

Phone

SRC Tel (502) 852-6707

HSC Tel (502) 852-3115

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