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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Zach Greenwell Replaces Kenny Klein -- Vball Moves up to #3 -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Zach Greenwell Replaces Kenny Klein

After months of speculating on who would replace Kenny Klein, who retired after 39 years with Louisville Athletics, his replacement has been named. Zach Greenwell has been named the new Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Strategic Communications.

The position becomes a hybrid as Louisville combines two departments- Media Relations and Creative/Digital Communications. Rocco Gasparro has been promoted to the Director of Media Relations and Carl Schmid has been promoted to the Director of Creative Communications. Greenwell will oversee both departments as well as be the primary media relations contact for Louisville men's basketball.

Prior to Louisville, Greenwell was a senior associate athletic director for communications, brand strategy, and men's basketball at Western Kentucky. He oversaw WKU Athletics Communications/Media Relations department, which included strategic communications, budgeting, creative content, digital programming, TV/radio/streaming agreements, publications, record keeping, and website maintenance.

The Athletic's "College Sports 40 Under 40" named Greenwell to their list last week.

Volleyball Moves Up to #3

After a perfect start (3-0 record, 9-0 in sets) to the season, Louisville volleyball has moved up from #4 to #3 in the AVCA Coaches poll.

Texas retained the top overall spot with Nebraska close behind. Minnesota moved up a spot to #4 and Georgia Tech leapt up several spots to #5. Pitt is the only other ACC school in the Top 25 at #10.

Louisville visits #22 Western Kentucky on Wednesday before coming home to open up the home season against #15 San Diego. #8 Ohio State will be right after. To keep the ranked streak going, the fourth match from now will see the Cards visiting #11 Purdue.

The toughest part of the schedule begins now.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!


  1. Once again, UofL goes outside their employee base to fill a position. Are there a bunch of un-promotable people in the athletic department administration? Plus, you lose the WBB SID and replace him with someone from Notre Dame? Josh Heird making some interesting moves.

    Nick O

  2. Hold your horses there, NICK. A lot of us really liked Nick Evans but Matt Papas has been more than accommodating and helpful as assistant SID for WSOC and I'm sure he'll do the same for WBB.
    As far as Greenwell goes, I think you need to give the man some time to grow into the job. The division of Kenny K's old job into three different entities could be a bit confusing at first, but the assistant SID's are a capable and helpful bunch. Rocco and Carl have been associated with UofL sports a long time and no doubt learned a lot from KK.


  3. Maybe Greenwell will give women's athletics at UofL some long-deserved equal attention. You have three continual top 10 women's programs on campus and all we ever hear about is substandard men's basketball and football.

  4. Didn't you know Satterfield and Payne are the answer? Just like Mack and Kragthorpe and Petrino II were the answer. Louisville hasn't had a decent basketball coach since Pitino or football coach since Charlie Strong. They ran off Jurich and things went south.

  5. OK, I think a lot of Cardinals fans wanted to keep Jurich (me included) but changes happen in college athletics and administrations.



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