Matt Land will be wearing two hats at Trine University.
The Thunder football coach was announced as the university's athletic director today. Land will continue to coach the football team.
Land is 47-18 in six seasons with Trine. He has led the Thunder to three Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships, and was named the d3football.com's North Region football coach of the year in 2010.
"Coach Land has had an exceptional record of success since he started at Trine in 2006, completely turning around our football program," Trine president Earl D. Brooks II said in a news release.
"In addition, he has a solid understanding of NCAA and MIAA rules. He has elevated our program to national recognition while exhibiting outstanding organizational, managerial and leadership skills, while representing Trine University well in the community."
Land coached the South Side football team and the Freedom in the United Indoor Football League before coming to Trine.
"In this role, I can now work to instill my philosophy that performance on the field is directly proportionate to behavior off the field," he said. "I hope to come alongside other coaches, offer support and guidance. In addition, and this will be the bulk of my workload, I plan to continue to improve Trine athletics from an administrative standpoint."
Land said he viewed this opportunity "as being a representative of and for the university, as a role model for young student-athletes and as a leader of the athletic department, in that order. I am excited about the opportunity to continue my career at Trine and to further demonstrate my leadership abilities to continue to improve Trine's athletic programs."