Wayne State College

Director of Athletics

Mike Powicki

About Mr. Powicki

Mike Powicki began his duties at Wayne State College in 2012 and has been instrumental in improvements to athletic facilities and staffing.

Powicki was instrumental in the addition of two sports to Wayne State athletics in 2019-20 with the addition of beach volleyball and the re-instatement of the women's golf program. He also orchestrated the renovation of the former natatorium into the Indoor Athletic Complex, which will benefit all Wildcat athletic programs. Powicki also helped orchestrate the largest single scholarship gift in the history of Wayne State as the Gardner Foundation announced a $1.8-million gift to the school in 2019.

Powicki currently serves on the NCAA Division II Athletic Directors Association Board and the NCAA Division II Central Regional Advisory Committee for baseball. He also serves locally as the Wayne Kiwanis Board (Past President), President of the Wayne Area Economic Development Board of Directors/Chamber of Commerce, and as a Wayne Ambassador.

Prior to arriving at Wayne State, Powicki served as Assistant Athletic Director at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. He was the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Corporate Partnerships from 2008-10 and was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for Development and Strategic Partnerships in 2010, where he served in that role until arriving at Wayne State. 

Powicki also served as Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs at Upper Iowa University from 2004 to 2008, where he was a part of the Peacocks transition from NCAA Division III to NCAA Division II status and into the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.


University of Iowa - Bachelor's degree in exercise science
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Master's degree in exercise and sport science/sport administration