Chatham News

Chatham selects David Zinn as new Athletic Director

By: Lindsey Hyre, Athletic Department
May 10, 2010

PITTSBURGH (May 10, 2010) . . . The Chatham University Athletic Department announced that David Zinn was named new Athletic Director, starting in the 2010-11 school year. Zinn comes to Chatham from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC where he served as the Assistant Professor, Assistant Athletics Coordinator, Academic Advisor, and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the past year. He has taught and worked in athletics in multiple roles for the past six years at Meredith, an NCAA Division III women’s college.

Zinn received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from West Virginia University and his Master of Science in Human Performance and Sport Studies from University of Tennessee, as well as his Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Cumberland College.

Zinn has taught for over ten years and also had significant involvement and experience as a basketball coach for both girls and boys camps during that time. He has also been involved in numerous professional developmental workshops, clinics, and conferences over the years, including, most recently, the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Orientation Workshop in Charlotte, NC.

“David’s extensive experience in collegiate athletics, as well as his professional experience will prove to be a vital asset to the Athletic Department at Chatham University. I am confident that he will be a tremendous addition to the staff and will continue to build upon Chatham’s existing athletics programs,” notes Dr. Zauyah Waite, Chatham’s Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.

Chatham University prepares students from around the world to help develop solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Every Chatham student – women in Chatham’s historic women’s residential college, and men and women in Chatham’s graduate programs – receives a highly individualized, experiential educational experience that is informed by Chatham’s strong institutional commitment to globalism, the environment and citizen leadership. Founded in 1869, Chatham University includes the Shadyside Campus, with Chatham Eastside and the historic 39-acre Woodland Road arboretum, and the 388-acre Eden Hall Farm Campus north of Pittsburgh. For more information call 800-837-1290 or visit