Director of Athletics/Interim Head Softball Coach
Nick Bursik is in his fifth year as the athletics director at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2019-20, having taken over the position in August 2015.
Prior to taking the reins of the athletics department, Bursik was the head baseball coach, a position he held for three seasons (2012-15). In his final year leading the baseball program, Bursik took on interim athletic director duties. Prior to being named head coach, Bursik was an assistant baseball coach for the Yellowjackets. He was 39-70-1 (.359) as head coach.
Bursik took over as head coach of the UW-Superior softball program on an interim basis in November 2018. He led the Yellowjackets to a 18-19 overall record, including wins in their first 12 games to open Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play. UWS finished 14-2 in the league, earning the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Bursik was named UMAC Coach of the Year, and had five players named to the All-UMAC team.
A graduate of UW-Superior, Bursik was a four-year letterwinner as a pitcher for UWS. Bursik appeared in 40 games, making 18 starts, from 2009-12. He went 5-16 with a 5.91 ERA in 128 innings.
During his career, he was awarded the team’s Pitcher of the Year award in 2011 and also received the athletic department award as the top male scholar-athlete in 2011 and 2012 for his scholastic accomplishments.
Bursik graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration (with a concentration in marketing) and business administration (with a concentration in management). He completed his Masters of Business Administration from St. Scholastica in 2018.
Bursik and his wife Cindy were married in June 2019 and reside in Hermantown, Minn.