Tim Pavlechko, a 1991 Bucknell graduate, is in his 12th year as a member of the Bison athletics staff, and after 10 years as Senior Associate Director of Athletics was promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics in August 2011.
A former Bison student-athlete and graduate assistant coach, Pavlechko returned to Bucknell from the NCAA office in Indianapolis, where he spent three years as an assistant director of championships. At Bucknell Pavlechko serves as chief aide to the director of athletics in the management and leadership of the department.
Pavlechko supervises 12 sports, including football, at Bucknell. In addition, Pavlechko oversees the areas of facilities/game management, athletic training/sports medicine, strength and conditioning and equipment management. He has had primary oversight of Bucknell's recent athletics facilities boom, including the construction of the Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center and the multi-phase West Fields project, which includes Holmes Stadium, Graham Field and Emmitt Field.
In 2006-07, Pavlechko began serving on the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Committee, and he is currently completing a two-year stint as chair of the committee.
During his days at the NCAA office, Pavlechko was responsible for the administration and conduct of seven national championships, including Division I wrestling and men's lacrosse, which annually ranked among the top-five revenue producing championships within the association. He served as liaison to numerous coaches associations and sport governing bodies. In addition, Pavlechko handled corporate partner relations and was a group technology liaison with the championships division.
Prior to his work at the NCAA, Pavlechko spent five years working in the athletic department at UNLV. After spending the 1993-94 year as an internal affairs intern with the department, he became a game operations representative. In 1995 he was promoted to coordinator of game operations and athletic facilities, overseeing game operations for 15 sports while managing seven athletic facilities.
A native of Boalsburg, Pa., Pavlechko graduated from Bucknell with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, and he went on to earn a master of science degree in business administration from Bucknell in 1993. Pavlechko played center and guard on the Bison offensive line in 1989 and 1990, and he remained with the program as a graduate assistant for two years coaching the defensive ends and long snappers.
Pavlechko resides in Lewisburg with his two children, 17-year-old daughter, Ella, and 11-year-old daughter, Lauren.