BEL AIR, Md. - Harford Community College Athletic Director Estevan Vasquez announced Monday that Ed Liesch has been promoted to the position of Associate Athletic Director. He begins his duties on October 28.

"I am honored to join Harford Community College and am excited to learn more about the community," said Liesch. "As an NJCAA Division I program, Fighting Owl Athletics are set up to compete at the highest level. My family and I are thrilled to be part of the community and grow alongside the campus."

Prior to joining Harford, Liesch served as Athletic Director at Central Penn College (CPC) for eight years, overseeing all intercollegiate, intramural and community league athletic programs. He helped transition the Knights from the NJCAA/EPCC to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and grew the program from two sports to eight.

The CPC men's basketball program was particularly successful under his watch, making appearances in six consecutive USCAA Basketball National Tournaments. Liesch also took on various other roles during his time at CPC, including Assistant Dean of Student Services (2009-13) and Director of Residence Life (2008-09).

Liesch, a native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, received his bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from Shippensburg University in 1997. He is currently working towards acquiring a master's degree in sport management.

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