August 22, 2012 in Sports

Montana picks finalists for athletic director position

Associated Press

After a nationwide search, the University of Montana will conduct campus interviews and public forums with four finalists for its director of athletics position, including current WSU assistant A.D. John Johnson.

The other three finalists are Carl Clapp, interim athletics director at the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Kent Haslam, associate athletic director at Montana; and Chris King, athletics director at the University of Texas-Pan American.

The candidates each will speak at a public forum where members of the public will have opportunities to question them and provide feedback to the search committee. Johnson is scheduled to appear on Aug. 29.

Johnson has served in his current role at WSU since 2004. He was senior associate director and athletics director at Weber State in Ogden, Utah, from 1997 to 2004. From 1984 to 1997, he served multiple roles at Eastern Washington, including director of intercollegiate athletics from 1993 to 1997.

Montana relieved athletic director Jim O’Day of his duties in late March.

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