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.

Southeast Athletics

Southeast Missouri right fielder Justin Dirden, second baseman Trevor Ezell and right-handed pitcher Carlos Vega were named to the 2018 All-Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Team, the league announced Tuesday. Dirden, Ezell and Vega all earned first-team honors.

Dirden leads the team in total bases (136), walks (29), slugging percentage (.680), RBI (66) and home runs (15). He has played in every game during his first year with the Redhawks.

Southeast Athletics

A total of 49 Southeast Missouri student-athletes received degrees last Saturday during commencement exercises.

Prior to commencement, the graduating Redhawks were honored Friday afternoon at a pre-graduation ceremony held at the University Center. Director of Athletics Brady Barke addressed the attendees before Deja Jones of women's basketball provided remarks.

Southeast Athletics

Southeast Missouri completed its regular season last weekend with a pair of doubleheader sweeps and will head into the OVC Tournament on a six-game winning streak.

The Redhawks finished the regular season with 33 wins, its most in a season in 20 years; the softball team recorded 38 wins in the 1998 season.

Southeast Athletics

Southeast Missouri sophomore tennis players Oleksandra Doroshenko and Kseniya Zonova both earned All-Ohio Valley Conference accolades, the league announced last week.

Doroshenko was named to the First-Team All-OVC and Zonova garnered Second-Team All-OVC honors. The duo is the first pair of Redhawk players to be named to All-OVC Teams since 2011.

Head coach Mary Beth Gunn said that having two players named to all-conference is progress for the program, and she hopes to continue to build their games where they will be even tougher to play against next year.

Southeast Athletics

A number of Redhawk student-athletes have earned awards over the past week. 

Alexis Brawner and McKinzie Jones represented Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics last Sunday at the 2018 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships individual event finals in Texas.

Brawner tied for sixth on the vault, and Jones tied for third on beam, and both earned First Team USA Gymnastics All-American honors. Brawner also earned second team All-American honors on bars and floor, and McKenna Stanley was awarded second team honors on bars.