Barnts joins the PLNU athletic staff

Thursday, September 6, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Point Loma Nazarene University Athletic Director Ethan Hamilton announced today that Danny Barnts has been named the department’s Director of Athletic Communications. His start date at PLNU will be September 17.

Barnts replaces Jorge de la Torre, who left last month to become the Athletic Director at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Wash.

Barnts comes to Point Loma from Western Oregon University where he has served as the Sports Information Director for the past four years. Prior to that he worked for two years at Boise State while also earning his master’s degree in athletic administration. The Crescent City, Calif. native completed his undergrad work at Washington State University.

"First I want to thank Ethan Hamilton and PLNU for this opportunity,” Barnts said. “I am very excited to join their team during this time of transition to NCAA Division II. There is great potential in PLNU athletics and I look forward to being a Sea Lion."

In his new position, Barnts will be in charge of PLNU’s athletic website (, media relations and social media.

“We are very excited to have Danny join our department,” Hamilton said. “We believe he will be a great fit in every facet and are eager for him to begin work with our coaches and staff.”