Dave Hagedorn, CRSS

Assistant Director - Campus Recreation,
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Contact Details

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


God has blessed me with a wonderful partner, Jennifer and two children, Emily and Grady – all three of which make me a better person each day.

Interesting Fact about me:

I have found several ways to cause significant injuries to myself by hitting trees. To date, I’ve managed to recover from all of them including a broken bone in my neck from literally flying head first into a tree after being thrown off a mountain bike. I was wearing a helmet and it probably saved my life. Other modes of significant tree injuries include snow sledding head first into a tree and literally just running into a tree. My family wants me to wear a helmet permanently.

I love working in Campus Recreation because of the students and staff that it is my privilege to work for and with (past and present).


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
M.S. Ed., Sport and Exercise Behavior
Education, Psychology
Advisor: Dr. Brian Butki

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
B.A., Health Promotion & Fitness Management
Exercise Science, Phys. Ed., Athletic Training
Advisor: Dr. Melvin Pickney

Professional Associations

USA Cycling (Event Management and Athlete)
2015 - Present

National Swimming Pool Foundation
2014 - 2019

Illinois Baptist State Association (Disaster Relief Volunteer)
2013 - 2022

American College Personnel Association
2013 - 2014

Garden State Athletic Conference (Vice President)
2002 - 2007

National Junior College Athletic Association
2002 - 2007

NIRSA Leaders in Collegiate Recreation - Life Member
2000 - Present

Job History

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Program Director - Campus Recreation
Edwardsville, IL, United States
September 2007 - present

Rowan College of South Jersey
Senior Assistant Director - Student Life and Athletics
Vineland, NJ, United States
August 2002 - September 2007

Haddonfield Running Company
Running Specialist, Running/Fitness Instruction, Event Support, Retail Sales
Haddonfield, NJ, United States
March 2003 - August 2007

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Graduate Assistant (Facilities and Informal Recreation)
Edwardsville, IL, United States
August 2000 - August 2002

Rowan College at Gloucester County
Head Men's/Women's Cross Country, Track & Field Coach
Sewell, NJ, United States
August 1999 - August 2000

Rowan University
Building Supervisor, Sports Camp Coordinator, Certified Personal Trainer
Glassboro, NJ, United States
December 1994 - August 2000

Honors and Awards

Cross Country Coach of the Year
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA, Region XIX)

Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

Most Valuable Employee of the Year
Rowan University Student Recreation Center

NIRSA Foundation Scholarship
NIRSA Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation Level II
NIRSA Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

Pathways to Leadership Program - full year program graduate
Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ)

Pride, Service, Excellence Award
Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ)

Students First Ambassador
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)

Tina Pinocci - Alumnus of the Year Award
Rowan University Student Recreation Center