|New Fighting Sioux Club director named|
Former Fighting Sioux football quarterback Josh Morton is back on his home turf at the University of North Dakota, where he was recently hired as director of the Fighting Sioux Club within the UND Foundation.
A native of Madison, Wis., Morton graduated from UND in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. He played football at UND from 1992-95 and was a member of three consecutive North Central Conference championship teams coached by Roger Thomas.
As the fundraising arm of UND athletics, the sole purpose of the Fighting Sioux Club is to fund athletic scholarships and priority needs of student-athletes and the athletic department. In his role as director of the FSC, he will be responsible for all development within the club, which includes fundraising and recruiting new members, particularly as UND moves to Division I. He will also work closely with Steve Brekke, director of development for athletics, on promoting impact scholarships that will specifically and immediately fund the additional needs of D-I student-athlete scholarships.
For the past nine years, Morton has been a television sports anchor at WCIV TV in Charleston, S.C. He was previously a sports reporter at WDAY TV in Fargo.
His wife, Robin (Papineau), also has strong connections to Sioux sports. She was a four-time Letterwinner in swimming from 1992-95. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1996. They have three children; ages four, two and five months.