Andrew Valmon

Maryland hires search firm, names committee to find next athletic director

Maryland hires search firm, names committee to find next athletic director

Maryland hired a national search firm specializing in sports and entertainment to aid in finding a new athletic director, the school announced Thursday.

An eight-person search committee, which includes major athletic donor Barry Gossett and longtime field hockey coach Missy Meharg, was also named to help find a successor to Kevin Anderson.

In a letter posted on the university’s website, university president Wallace D. Loh wrote that "Maryland is launching a national and confidential search” for a new athletic director.

“​A national search​ means that we ​seek and consider all ​qualified candidates,” Loh said. “​A confidential search​ means that​ we secure the...

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