Betsy Pryor Promoted to Associate Director of Athletics
May 25, 2011
Winston-Salem, NC-Director of Athletics Melissa Barrett announced the promotion of Betsy Pryor to Associate Director of Athletics for Salem College. Pryor will continue her roles as Director of Aquatics, Director of Compliance, and a Physical Education Instructor.
“Betsy has invested a tremendous amount of time, devotion and hard work in Salem College Athletics. She is an experienced and talented administrator. This promotion to associate director of athletics is well deserved,” said Barrett.
Pryor has served as the Assistant Director of Athletics since 2005. She came to Salem in 2003 as a Physical Education Instructor. She held the position of Interim Director of Athletics in 2004-2005, and most recently as the Acting Director of Athletics from October of 2010 to February of 2011.
In addition to her duties at Salem, Pryor also serves as a Level II USA Field Hockey Official, where she referees games for high schools and colleges of all three divisions. She most frequently referees games for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the NorPac Field Hockey Conference. She is also the Optimist Field Hockey Umpire Assigner.
From 1986-1997, Betsy led the NCAA Division I Davidson College Wildcats Field Hockey Program to six Deep South Championships, an NCAA South Region ranking, and was awarded the College Field Hockey Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year in 1991.
Prior to joining Davidson College, Betsy worked as the girl's athletic director and head field hockey coach at Westtown School in Westtown, PA. She earned her B.S. in Physical Education from St. Lawrence University where she was a four year member of the field hockey and basketball teams. While completing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Betsy served as the assistant field hockey coach at Duke University.