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Student-Athlete Support Services

Jim Pignataro

Jim Pignataro is in his 12th year as the Associate Athletic Director for Student Services and Director of Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) and his 16th year overall at Michigan State University (MSU). His duties include: Overseeing the operations of the Clara Bell Student-Athlete Academic Center which houses 12 full-time employees, two graduate assistants and over 85 tutors; Overseeing Athletics Department units Athletic Training and Strength and Conditioning; and is the Athletic Director’s liaison to MSU Sports Medicine.

SASS In the News

"Campus Organizations raise funds for Japanese earthquake relief efforts" - The State News

WKAR Broadcast with Jim discussing new NCAA rules - May 5th, 2011

Tour MSU's Golf Facility

Promoting SASS and Student-Athlete Success

Podcast with Jim - September, 2011

Athletic Management - "From Around the World"

Building Winning Teams: A Quest for Excellence


Jim Pignataro

Jim Pignataro

Associate Athletics Director for Student Services/

Director of Student-Athlete Support Services


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