ORONO – The University of Maine is one step closer to naming its next athletic director.
The school announced Friday via a release it has established a 14-member committee to embark on a national search for the position, with whoever is chosen ultimately replacing the departed-Karlton Creech. Creech left Maine for Denver earlier this year.
In the release, the school detailed who would be involved:
“The search committee members are: Scott Atherley, head women’s soccer coach; Lynn Coutts, senior associate director of athletics; Dr. Sandra De Urioste-Stone, assistant professor of nature-based tourism; Dr. Niclas Erhardt, interim dean of the Maine Business School and NCAA faculty athletics representative; Vincent Eze, men’s basketball student-athlete; Red Gendron, head men’s ice hockey coach; Paul Hannigan, athletics supporter and president/owner Bee Line Cable; Tyson McHatten, assistant athletic director for communication; Ann Maxim, director of academic support for student athletes; JoJo Oliphant, UMaine Alumni Association, former football player and local business owner; Dr. Kenda Scheele, assistant vice president and senior associate dean of students; Mike Scott, director of ASAP Media Services and past president of Faculty Senate; Amy Vachon, head women’s basketball coach; Seth Woodcock, senior associate athletic director for development.”
Once the committee makes its pick, it will present it to new UMaine president Joan Ferrini-Mundy.