Keiser University Unveils New Intercollegiate Football Program
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Dr. Arthur Keiser, chancellor of Keiser University, announced recently that the university will be adding a new football program at its Flagship campus in West Palm Beach, FL.
Dr. Keiser says that he expects the first official game to be played in Fall 2018 with the search for a head coach to begin immediately. Completion of the stadium, track, and additional athletic facilities are anticipated for completion late summer 2018.
Keiser University now has 22 intercollegiate athletic teams competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) division. The Seahawks have won four national championships and boast 67 All-American student-athlete scholars from over 39 countries.
The women’s golf team is the 2016 NAIA National Champions for the second straight year and third time in school history. Men’s basketball and men’s tennis are the Sun Conference regular season champions and the women’s soccer team won the 2015 Sun Conference Tournament Championship.
“I believe that we have the coaches, students, and staff to accomplish great things athletically, academically, and in the West Palm Beach community. It is an exciting time to be a Keiser University Seahawk, and I look forward to building a successful football program for our students, staff, alumni, and fans,” says newly named athletic director Kris Swogger.
Formerly an assistant athletic director, Swogger joined the Seahawk Nation in February 2011. Swogger has been a part of the immense growth and success of the Seahawk Nation during his tenure. Since 2011, the athletic department student athlete population has doubled, and the number of NAIA varsity sports offered has increased from 11 to 21. In addition, in 2015-2016 Keiser Athletics boasted 10 NAIA Scholar Teams. Further improving the student-athlete experience, Swogger launched the Association of Student Athletes (ASA) in 2014, and he served as its advisor from 2014-2016.
About Keiser University
Keiser University, co-founded by Dr. Arthur Keiser, chancellor in 1977, is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through associate level on 18 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty.
Ranked #23 by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 Best Regional Colleges South category, Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.