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 Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have officially started practice. Both teams are preparing for their upcoming 2016-17 seasons, which begin with exhibition action in early November.

On the men’s side, Southeast welcomes 11 newcomers, including nine new scholarship players. Seniors Antonius Cleveland, Joel Angus III, Jamaal Calvin and Trey Kellum are the returnees from a year ago. The Redhawks enter their second season under head coach Rick Ray.

Southeast Missouri State University

All through the month of October, Southeast Missouri Athletics will actively support Breast Cancer Awareness. Southeast teams will be seen wearing special pink uniforms during competition with its student-athletes engaging in a variety of community service opportunities to “Pink Up” Cape Girardeau.

Southeast Missouri State University assistant men’s basketball coach Chris Moore and senior forward Joel Angus III spent two weeks in Europe from August 8-19.

Moore and Angus were invited to join the Global Sports Academy, a not-for-profit organization participating in domestic and international competition since 1991. Global Sports Academy's mission is to arrange athletic competition between equally matched teams at all levels and to "Promote International Goodwill" and a better understanding between nations through sports. 

Southeast Missouri State University introduced Andy Sawyers as its new head baseball coach on August 1. Sawyers is the sixth head coach in the Redhawks baseball history and takes over a program that has won three consecutive Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championships, including the OVC Tournament title  and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016.

In light of the recent shootings in the United States, Southeast Missouri State University head football coach Tom Matukewicz felt compelled to do something.

Matukewicz immediately turned to his player-driven leadership council for ideas and Jackson native Dante Vandeven was quick to suggest a charity flag football event that would involve Southeast’s football team and local law enforcement personnel. Not a game that would pit Cops against Redhawks, but an event that would bring an entire community together.