Howard Athletics Announces Staff Additions
WASHINGTON, DC - Howard University Athletics has announced three staff additions. Chondria Andrews, Curtis Pittman, and Seanta Cleveland have joined the Bison family.
Chondria Andrews - Compliance Coordinator
Chondria Andrews has been named as Compliance Coordinator for Athletics. Prior to her appointment, Chondria served as the liaison between the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment, the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Office of Compliance at Howard University.
With an extensive background in public relations, advertising and communications, she also brings 4 years experience in the area of financial aid processing, policy and regulations as it is related to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Howard University. She has been a friendly and familiar face to the entire student-athlete population as well as the administrative and coaching staff within the Athletics.
Andrews received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Business Administration and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Media Studies at Howard University.
Curtis Pittman - Head Track and Field Coach
Curtis Lee Pittman has been named the new head men’s and women’s track and field and cross country coach. Pittman takes over Michael Merritt, who has been appointed head coach emeritus.
Pittman comes to Howard with an impressive resume, having served as head track and field and cross country coach at Arkansas Pine Bluff the past seven seasons.
During his tenure there, Pittman guided the Lady Lions to their first ever championship in 2007. For his efforts, he was named the 2007 Southwestern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in Cross Country.
Prior to his stint at UAPB, Pittman served as head coach at Bethune-Cookman University from 1994 to 2003. While there, Pittman guided the Wildcats to five MEAC championships.
Pittman has also served stints as head coach at Kentucky State and as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Kent State.
The highly respected Pittman was rewarded for his accomplishments in 2001 when he was selected to serve as the national coach for Uganda.
He has produced numerous NCAA qualifiers during his extensive coaching career.
As an athlete, Pittman was a multi-purpose athlete at Kent State, excelling in the 110 hurdles, the long jump, the triple jump and the javelin.
Pittman received his bachelor of science degree in health, physical education and recreation from Kent State in 1978 and his masters of arts degree in mass communications from Southern University (Baton Rouge) in 1985.
Seanta Cleveland - Head Athletic Trainer
Seanta Cleveland has been appointed as Head Athletic Trainer for Howard University Athletics. Prior to joining the Howard University Athletic Department, Seanta served in the same capacity at Bowie State University from July 2010 to March 2011.
In addition to that, Seanta has an extensive background, having served as head athletic trainer for the Team HEAL Foundation, Inc.; licensed athletic trainer for Covenant Sports Medicine (2006-2008) in Lubbock (TX); and Graduate Assistant at South Plains College (2006-2007) in South Plains (TX).
Seanta also served as an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) for Loyola Marymount College from 2009-2010 and is currently a BLS American Heart Association instructor and a member of both the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Maryland Athletic Trainers Association.
Seanta Cleveland earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and health from Georgia State University in 2006 and obtained a Master of Athletic Training degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2008.