Jason Holtman
Position: Administration
Phone: (989) 774-6091
Jason Holtman
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/13/2011

Jason Holtman began his second stint at Central Michigan in July 2007 and served as the Associate Athletics Director for Academic and Student Development until August 2011, having direct oversight of the Chippewa baseball program.

Holtman originally joined the CMU staff in January 1999, working as the Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services until June 2002, when he was hired as an Academic Counselor at the University of Illinois. He remained with the Illini for five years until he re-joined the Chippewas as Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Academic Services. He departed to become the Assistant Athletics Director for Student Services at Wisconsin.

In his current role, he administers an academic services unit that meets the needs of more than 400 student-athletes, supervising a staff of two full-time academic advisors, two interns and approximately 40 student-workers and tutors. Holtman oversees the student-athlete development program for the Chippewas and coordinates the activities of the department's 6,000 square-foot Dick Enberg Academic Center. Since 2008, Holtman has served as the chair of the MAC Academic Advisor Committee.

Holtman is the primary academic advisor for baseball, men's basketball, wrestling and softball, which finished the 2009-10 academic year with the ninth-highest grade point average in the nation. During Holtman's tenure, CMU has won the MAC's Cartwright Award (2008-09) for overall program excellence and the Women's FAR Academic Achievement Award (2007-08), and the women's soccer program has turned in the nation's highest GPA each of his years.

In addition to his responsibilities at CMU, Holtman has served as the chair of the MAC Academic Advisor Committee since 2008 and was named the Region III Director of the National Association of Academic Advisors of Athletics in 2011.

He graduated from Bowling Green in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in education and a specialization in sport management, and earned a master's degree in sport management from Indiana State in 1998, where he worked from August 1995 to January 1999 as the Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services.