Bernie Waxman continues to help mold the athletic campus that over the last 20 years has emerged as one of the finest in the nation. During this 20+-year period the department has built a new soccer and softball complex, renovated Dick Howser Stadium, built the FSU Basketball Training Center and cooperatively with other university departments completed the University Center, the Dave Middleton Golf Building at the Don Veller Golf Course, the Don Loucks Tennis Courts at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, the band practice field (The Manley Whitcomb Band Complex and Bill Harkins Field), the Morcum Aquatics Center, the McIntosh Track Building, a new indoor tennis facility, and a new two-story softball batting cage. The athletics department has invested in a number of renovations to all of its facilities. There have been a number of small projects addressing safety as well as aesthetics; these renovations have improved the lighting, locker room accommodations and sound system.
In addition to his current responsibilities, Waxman has oversight responsibilities for cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, as well as men’s and women’s golf.
A 1971 graduate of Florida State University, Waxman earned three letters as a member of the FSU track and field team and captained the 1972 squad. He also earned his Master’s Degree from Florida State in 1972.
After nearly 17 years with the intramural program, Waxman moved over to the athletic department in 1991. During his tenure at intramurals, Waxman served as a master official for track and field and as the head statistician for all Florida State basketball and football games.
He and his wife, Lisa, a professor in the Interior Architecture and Design Department at Florida State University, have a daughter, Gabrielle, a 2011 graduate of Florida State.