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Joel Krenz
Joel Krenz comes to Lenoir-Rhyne from Kentucky Wesleyan.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Hires Krenz as New Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics has announced the hiring of Joel Krenz as Bear’s new Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications.

“I would like to thank Vice President Pate, Justin Hay, Jake Berry, and the entire Lenoir-Rhyne athletic department for this incredible opportunity,” said Krenz. “LR is an elite DII institution, and I’m excited to showcase their talented students, coaches, and staff.”

Krenz comes to Lenoir-Rhyne after three years at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky. Originally the Director of Communications at KWC, Krenz was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications and Fan Engagement earlier this year. The Athletic Communications Office expanded the reach of its website during Krenz’s tenure including the implementation of Panthers Mobile, the department’s ground breaking mobile app providing Panther fans easier access to all their favorite teams. The department significantly upgraded their presence on social media, compiled a top-tier student staff resulting in one of the most improved broadcasts in the G-MAC. Krenz also spent the last two years serving on the conference’s Championship Committee working to provide elite championship experiences to its student-athletes. Krenz comes to Lenoir-Rhyne with experience in live stats, writing, graphic design, photography, game ops and public address.

“I’m excited to welcome Joel Krenz to our administrative leadership team here at LR,” stated Vice President Pate. “Joel is a rising star in the athletic communication ranks, and he will continue to elevate our brand and highlight our student-athlete’s success.”

Krenz received a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Winona State University in 2021, where he was an athletic communications graduate assistant. He graduated with his Bachelors in Communications from Concordia University Chicago in 2019, where he was a four-year member of the men’s soccer team.

{Information provided by Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics}