Nate Saverino

Nate Saverino serves as the Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs.

Saverino, who earned both a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (2008) and a Master of Arts in Higher Education (2010) from Southeast, is responsible for all athletic marketing, promotions and ticket sale strategies. He oversees the design and production of Southeast’s printed materials, such as posters, schedule cards and camp brochures. His other duties include securing corporate sponsorships, creating content for the Houck Stadium video scoreboard, producing public address scripts for home events, assisting the Redhawks Club in event planning and promoting, assisting with the Redhawks’ social media outreach efforts and overseeing the university’s athletic trademark licensing program. He also supervises Southeast’s sports marketing student internship program.

Prior to returning to his alma mater, Saverino worked as an Athletics Marketing Assistant at the University of Tulsa. Before that, he spent two years as Southeast’s Marketing Graduate Assistant.

During his undergrad at Southeast, Saverino also served a term as a communications intern for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. He also worked as a student assistant in Southeast’s sports information office.

Saverino resides in Cape Girardeau with his wife, Dana.

Southeast Athletics

Head coaches Rick Ray and Rekha Patterson have completed a successful spring signing period, and the future of Redhawk men’s and women’s basketball looks very bright.

Coach Patterson signed a pair of student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the spring signing period, including the number five-ranked high school player in Tennessee. Tesia Thompson, a guard from Memphis, is an ESPN Top 100 prospect, and a McDonald's All-American nominee – she is the first ever ESPN Top 100 prospect to sign with the SEMO women’s basketball program.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics hosted the Fourth Annual Student-Athlete Awards Ceremony by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee  - otherwise known as SAAC by SAAC - Wednesday evening at Academic Hall Auditorium.

SAAC by SAAC is the annual end-of-the-year awards show run by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a group of student-athlete leaders appointed from each Redhawk sports program. Awards nominees are selected by the SAAC committee, and a vote of student-athletes and athletic department coaches and staff selects the winners.

Southeast Athletics

Southeast Missouri Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator Cindy Gannon has poured her heart and soul into the Walk for Women.

Last Saturday, all of her hard work came to fruition when the special event was officially named the "Cindy Gannon Walk for Women."

Since its inception in 2008, the Walk for Women has raised over $400,000 for athletic scholarships, including over $40,000 raised at this year’s event. This year marked the 10th year of the fundraising event, so it was only fitting a new name for the walk was warranted.

Southeast Athletics

Coming off a season last year in which they won just one match and finished in last place in the Ohio Valley Conference, outsider expectations for the Redhawks Women’s Tennis team this season were not high. In the conference pre-season poll, the OVC head coaches predicted Southeast to finish eighth in the 10-team league.

Southeast Athletics

Familiar faces peppered the opposing dugout when the Redhawk Baseball team visited nationally-ranked Mizzou on Tuesday.

Mizzou head coach Steve Bieser took over the helm of the Tigers program last summer, after four years as head coach at his alma mater Southeast Missouri State – during which he won three consecutive Ohio Valley Conference championships.

Joining Bieser in the Tigers dugout were assistant coach Lance Rhodes, a himself SEMO baseball alumnus and former Redhawks pitching coach, as well as two other former assistants in Dillon Lawson and Joe Migliaccio.