Higher Education Rep
Tim VanLoo, CSFM
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Tim VanLoo, CSFM, is Manager of Athletic Turf and Grounds at Iowa State University. Tim came to the Athletic Department in March 2010. He oversees Jack Trice Stadium, Johnny Majors Practice Facility, Cyclone Sports Complex (soccer/track/softball), Bergstrom Multi-purpose Indoor Facility and all other athletic department grounds. Previous to Iowa State University he was the Associate Director of Facilities/Agronomist at Northwestern University from 2007-2010.
Tim received his B.S. and M.S. from Michigan State University in Crop and Soil Science with an emphasis on Turfgrass. While a student at Michigan State he worked on the Spartan’s Athletic Field Maintenance crew. Tim currently serves on Certification committee and in the past has served on the Awards, Scholarship, and Student Challenge committees. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Chapter of STMA. Tim achieved CSFM certification in the summer of 2009. He also currently teaches a Sports Turf Maintenance class at Des Moines Area Community College.
Vision for STMA
My vision for the STMA is to continue to be a world leader in information, networking, and education for the Sports Turf manager. I would also like to see our organization continue to include and fund the participation of our student members. I have the opportunity to work with students on a daily basis and am reminded daily that our future sits firmly with the young men and women that are currently choosing sport turf management as their career. I also see the STMA continuing to reach out to coaches, athletic directors, and any other persons that make decisions that impact the safety of athletes around the world. The STMA has given me many tools that I use daily in my workplace. I would be honored to give back to an organization that has given me so much.