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Shawnee welcomes new member to the athletic department

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Kevin Colley is returning to his old position as sports information director in the Shawnee State University athletic department team after about two years away. Colley previously served in the role from 2019 to 2021.

He brings a sense of excitement, along with experience, to his return.

“Coming back here after a little over two years away, I believe I have gained valuable life experiences,” he said. “I’m just thankful to be back in this role. We want our mentality to be one where we are gracious and humble and are supportive of all of our athletes in what they decide to do in life, but also confident in our ability to go up against anybody.”

The most important thing Colley wants to emphasize during his time here is that every athlete is valued and respected.

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“Shawnee State is a place that has always had a lot of potential, and I just want to be a piece to that wheel to help our staff compete for and win national championships,” he explained. “To be successful, everybody has to be bought in and play their role, no matter if it is the first man or woman or the 25th man or woman. We have a lot of highly motivated athletes, and therefore, I am as excited as I have ever been about the future of Shawnee State athletics.”

This is just another addition to the new era of Shawnee State athletics.

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Maggie Kayt Franks, Staff Writer
Maggie Kayt Franks is 20 years old and a sophomore at Shawnee State University. She is originally from Huntington, West Virginia. Her major is sports management with a concentration on marketing and communications, and she is pursuing a minor in sports coaching and journalism. Maggie Kayt joined the Chronicle staff as part of the news writing and reporting class required for her communications concentration and her journalism minor. She has also worked as a sportswriter for the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington. Maggie Kayt is a collegiate swimmer for Shawnee State University and is very passionate about it. She also loves teaching kids how to swim and takes pride in it, as swimming is a valuable skill. She is also learning how to bake and cook. When asked what she thinks she can gain from her experience with the Chronicle, Maggie Kayt said, "I am hoping to work on my writing skills when it comes to general news writing that is not centered around sports." She is very excited to be a part of the Chronicle team and looking forward to where this semester can take her as writer. Her attitude reflects a quote by the late North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano that Maggie Kayt said she lives by: "Know where you have been, where you are now and where you want to be."

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