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BLUE FIELD – Bluefield University President David Olive announced today that Corey Mullins will be BU’s new sporting director. Mullins joined the Rams family in 2014 as head coach of women’s basketball. Since joining, he has also served as assistant athletic director, assistant professor and academic mentor for the graduate program.

As head coach of women’s basketball at BU, Mullins won over 100 games. The Rams enjoyed post-season success, winning two NCCAA Middle East Regional Championships and competing in the national tournament in Winona Lake, Indiana. Corey was also named NCCAA Middle East Region Coach of the Year in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

“Corey is the perfect person to lead Rams Athletics given his knowledge, character and leadership abilities,” President Olive said. “He is valued and respected on campus, as well as in the community. He will build on the strong legacy of his predecessors to develop champions of character who succeed not just in athletic competition, but in the game of life.”

After serving Bluefield University as Director of Athletics for three years, Tonia Walker accepted the position of Assistant Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the conference she attended during her tenure at Winston State- Salem.

Appointed director of athletics on July 1, 2019, Walker was elevated to vice president of intercollegiate athletics in 2020. Under her leadership, Bluefield University added new sports, men’s and women’s athletics, and this fall , women’s golf will make its debut. At BU, Walker established four pillars from which the athletics department would operate, academic achievement, athletic achievement, community involvement, and divisional infrastructure. She was the driving force in the development and implementation of the 2020-2024 Sports Division Strategic Plan and created the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee which allows student-athletes to connect with leadership and develop leadership skills.

Prior to coming to Bluefield, Mullins served two seasons as an assistant coach at Presbyterian College. While there, he helped the program make great strides competitively, including a 19-12 record and a second-place finish in the Big South Conference in the 2012-13 season.

Mullins held coaching positions at Covenant College (2010-12), Kentucky Christian University (2008-10), Boyce College (2007-08) and Bryan College (2003-2007). Mullins graduated in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University, where he received his degree in business administration. He holds an MBA from Bluefield University.

Mullins and his wife, Carrie, have three sons: Grady, Tate and Levi.

Bluefield University Appalachian Athletic Conference Staff

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