Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan will be inducted into the Ohio Valley University Fighting Scots Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 26, in Vienna, W.Va.
Pavan served as athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at Ohio Valley University for 14 years. During his tenure he successfully added seven varsity sports and advanced Ohio Valley University’s athletics program from NAIA to NCAA Division II status.
During his tenure as Athletic Director, the Fighting Scots won conference championships in baseball and men’s golf. In addition, Pavan was instrumental in the development of an indoor baseball/softball practice facility, a new campus fitness center and improvement to other sports facilities.
He elevated the quality of athletics at OVU and developed numerous corporate/business partnerships for the program, bringing well-known sports personalities such as Jay Bilas and Terry Bowden to campus for fundraising events.
Before his tenure at OVU, Pavan served as a coach, recruiter and intramural director at the former Northeastern Christian Junior College in Villanova, Pa., which consolidated with OVU.