Missouri set to hire San Diego State athletic director

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Missouri is set to hire San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk as its new AD.
San Diego State announced Monday night that Sterk had resigned after six years with the school and would take over at Missouri on Sept. 1. The school said it will launch a national search for a replacement.
The 60-year-old Sterk will replace Mack Rhoades, who recently left for Baylor.
Missouri’s board of curators will meet Tuesday night, presumably to approve the hire. The meeting will include a closed executive session.
Sterk was recently honored as the AD of the year by National Association of College Director of Athletics and was selected to the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. He’s in his seventh year at San Diego State and in that time 50 teams have advanced to NCAA tournament play.
“Jim has made extraordinary contributions to the success of SDSU’s athletics teams,” school president Elliott Hirshman said. “I am grateful to Jim and his family for their service to the university community and wish them great success in their new endeavor.”
Missourinet.com was first to announce the hire.
Sterk was previously athletic director at Washington State from 2000-10 and at Portland State from 1995-2000.
San Diego State hired as Jenny Bramer interim AD.