Missouri Hires New Athletic Director
Mack Rhoades IV is the new athletics director of Missouri. The announcement was made by the university on Monday.
Rhoades will be taking up the position in April after the school’s board of curators approves his appointment.
If successfully approved, Rhoades will be replacing Mike Alden who was the university’s athletic director for 17 years. In early January, Alden announced that he will b retiring as the university’s athletic director prompting the university to start looking for potential candidates who will take up his position.
Rhoades, 49, was officially introduced as the school’s athletic director during news conference which was scheduled by the university on Tuesday.
Rhoades, who has been in Huston for 17 years, has in his career supervised 17 university sports, 10 of the sports were participated in the postseason competition in 2013 to 2014. Before that he was Akron’s athletic director.
During his tenure at Huston, he was able to help the university raise $100 million and in addition that the university built new sports facilities such as an on-campus football stadium as well as basketball development center for both men and women which are estimated to have cost $160 million. Also during his tenure, the 47 year old was able to negotiate a new multimedia right deal for the university’s athletics program as well as naming rights.
In a statement that was issued by the school, Loftin said that, "I am delighted to welcome a leader with a track record of enhancing the student-athlete experience and a proven record in fundraising and facility development.
"We found the right fit at the right time to take Mizzou athletics to even greater heights."