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MU alum Hamrick named as A.D.

MU athletics
Jul. 20, 2009 @ 03:43 PM

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University graduate Mike Hamrick is coming home.

Hamrick, 51, was named Monday as the Marshall athletic director, succeeding Bob Marcum who stepped down when his contact expired in June.

“In Mike Hamrick, we identified an outstanding leader for our athletic program, an individual of uncompromising integrity, experience and accomplishment,” Marshall president Stephen Kopp said in a news release.

Hamrick leaves the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he served as the athletic director since 2003.

UNLV acting president Neal Smatresk said his school’s loss is Marshall’s gain.

“Our program has thrived under Mike’s leadership and I’m really proud of our scholar athletes and their success,” Smatresk said in the release. “Mike has had an impact on the success of our teams and he has a place in the heart of the community here in Las Vegas.”

Hamrick was East Carolina’s athletic director from 1995 to 2003 and Arkansas-Little Rock’s athletic director from 1990 to 1995.

The native of Clendenin, W.Va., played football for Herbert Hoover High School and Marshall. He was a two-year Marshall starter (1978-79) at linebacker.

Hamrick was a 1980 Marshall graduate. He received a master’s from Ohio University in 1981.

He is married to the former Soletta Prino of Huntington. They have three children, twin sons Brett and Justin (21) and daughter Mollie Ann (18).




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