Finlandia takes a step forward in athletics expansion goals
Finlandia University is “going deep” in its goal to grow by announcing a search for a head football coach, initiating a series of new NCAA Division III sport offerings at the Hancock, Michigan, campus.
The expansion of Division III athletics is a component of Finlandia’s Seven-year Strategic Plan. The university will launch seven new NCAA sports programs over the next seven years.
The football coach search will help to secure affiliation in an established NCAA Division III athletics conference. General affiliation in an established athletics conference is necessary for offering the academic and athletic benefits its student-athletes deserve.
Finlandia President Philip Johnson explained, “I am convinced that growing our NCAA Division III programs reaps benefits … for our entire campus community. It is good for all of Finlandia. It is good for the Copper Country. It is good for the Upper Peninsula. So let’s do some good.”