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Karen Mitchell / University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is set to hire San Diego State athletic director Jim Sterk as its new Athletic Director.

San Diego State announced last night on its website that Sterk had resigned after six years with the school and would take over at Missouri on Sept. 1.  

After just over 14 months as University of Missouri Athletic Director, Mack Rhoades will leave to serve as vice president and director of athletics for Baylor University in Waco, Texas. 

"While my family is excited to start this new chapter in our lives, we do so with great appreciation for our time at Mizzou," Rhoades wrote in a release Wednesday afternoon. "We've met many wonderful people and made lasting friendships. I believe the athletic department has a very bright future."

Credit: MUSports.com

Mack Rhoades talks about funding, facilities and why athletics matters so much to the University of Missouri and to Columbia. Rhoades replaced longtime MU Athletic  Director Mike Alden in April 2015.


Karen Mitchell / University of Missouri

Mack Rhoades believes running a school in the Southeastern Conference job is not a big leap forward from Houston.

Missouri's new athletic director takes over next month and said he'll be leaning on Mike Alden for advice during the transition. He said the challenge will be to continue the momentum led by Alden the last 17 years.

MU names Mack Rhoades as new Athletic Director

Mar 9, 2015

In a press release Monday, the University of Missouri announced Mack Rhoades will begin work as the new director of Intercollegiate Athletics at MU in late April.

Rhoades has been the Athletic Director at the University of Houston since 2009. Before that, he was the AD at the University of Akron.

Rhoades will take part in a press conference Tuesday afternoon on the MU campus.

Here is the official press release: