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Athletic department vacancies nearing double digits at Eastern Washington

While Eastern Washington continues the search process for a new athletic director, vacancies in the department are threatening to reach double digits.

Most of the departures have occurred in the last few months.

Last week, interim AD Lynn Hickey dismissed volleyball coach Michael King and and an assistant, leaving no coaches on what should be a three-person staff.

Last week, Amir Owens, assistant director of athletic performance, resigned to take a similar position at Washington State.

At the end of December, the school parted ways with cross country and distance coach Chris Shane.

Assistant soccer coach Max Weber resigned last month.

The department also has a vacancy in athletic performance and two in Eagle Sports Properties, an affiliated partner of the school.

Looking ahead, the school also must replace deputy athletic director Marc Hughes, who resigned on Wednesday; and senior associate AD Pam Parks, who will retire in June.

Meanwhile, applications closed on Monday for the position of athletic director. The school has not confirmed a timetable for naming finalists to replace former AD Bill Chaves.


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