Bob Knickerbocker retires; Dave Pruder, Malinda Hudkins and Dylan Marinez promoted; Juan Moreno moves to football program; Jill Mason changes roles from event management to equipment staff.
Dave Pruder, who has been serving as the equipment manager for the men’s basketball team since 1990, was promoted to director of athletic equipment in July 2015.
A certified equipment manager and a member of the equipment staff since 1989, Pruder has been instrumental with the planning and distribution of equipment for Spartan student-athletes.
Pruder received his bachelor’s degree in business from Michigan State in 1987, his master’s in physical education and exercise science in 1989 and his MBA in 1992.
An avid runner, he has completed 81 marathons, including one in every state and 19 Boston Marathons.
Pruder’s family includes wife, Theresa, daughter, Kristen, and son, David Thomas.