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.

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Southeast Missouri's Department of Athletics hosted the 35th Annual Kohlfeld Distributing Charlie Brune Classic under partly cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures at the Cape Girardeau Country Club last Friday. 

A total of 50 teams and 200 golfers participated in this year's event with, 14 competing in the morning flight and 36 finishing the day in the afternoon.


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Senior right-handed pitcher Carlos Vega was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 21st round of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft earlier this month. Vega is the first Redhawk to be drafted by the Cubs. 

Vega went 8-3 and led SEMO with a 2.45 ERA this season. He appeared in 20 games and made nine starts. The Silver City, New Mexico native began the 2018 campaign as a closer, but moved to the starting rotation in time for Ohio Valley Conference play. He pitched 73.1 innings with 85 strikeouts and held opponents to a .222 batting average.

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Southeast Missouri sophomore Jonno Engelking claimed Second-Team All-America honors with a 10th place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

Engelking, the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Male Co-Field Athlete of the Year and outdoor javelin gold medalist, was among 24 competitors in the event. He recorded a throw of 223-4 (68.07m) in the first flight. 

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Keith Pickens has joined the Southeast Missouri men's basketball program as an assistant coach, after spending the last two years in the same capacity at Missouri State.

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Redhawk student-athletes had a strong performance in the classroom this semester. Seventy-one percent of Southeast Missouri's student-athlete population recorded a 3.0 or better grade point average during the Spring 2018 term.

A total of 51 student-athletes posted a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 85 others had GPAs above 3.5. As a whole athletic department, the Redhawks achieved a 3.15 GPA for the spring term.

In all, nine different teams finished with a team GPA above 3.1.