Jon Surface Named Assistant Athletics Director – Club Sports, Intramurals and Recreation

Jon Surface Named Assistant Athletics Director – Club Sports, Intramurals and Recreation

Menlo College Director of Athletics Keith Spataro has announced Jon Surface as the head of the department’s Club Sports, Intramural and Recreation division which is set to roll out for the 2015-16 academic year. Surface, who headed the men’s basketball program for the previous five seasons, has been promoted to the newly created position of Assistant Athletics Director – Club Sports, Intramural and Recreation effective immediately.

“Jon has been an integral part of our department during his tenure at Menlo College. Our goal in adding club and intramural sports and an increased recreation division is to galvanize the student body to athletics and expand current offerings in a non-varsity setting. Jon’s skills and qualities combined with his understanding of athletics in general and Menlo College as a whole make him a great fit to pioneer this new initiative,” said Spataro.

During his five years at the helm of the men’s basketball program, Surface led the team to a conference title in 2010-11 and saw his teams qualify for the postseason Cal Pac tournament in five consecutive seasons. Additionally, Surface coached three Cal Pac Players of the Year, one Defender of the Year, one Freshman of the Year, one Newcomer of the Year and 15 All-Conference performers.

“I’m looking forward to joining the athletic administration team and helping to create the Club Sports, Intramural and Recreation programs on campus,” said Surface. “This position is new and exciting and these programs stand to provide current and future students with a number of great opportunities.”

Menlo College’s new department of Club Sports, Intramurals and Recreation will feature a wide-array of student-run opportunities on campus ranging from external facing club sports to internal intramural competitions. Furthermore, current recreational offerings stand to expand to create a far-reaching athletic experience of varying skill and commitment levels for all students at the Atherton campus.