- Dale Duff Reporting ([email protected])
The four year stint as UMaine athletic director for Ken Ralph is over. He will leave Orono to become the new athletic director at Southwestern University in Texas, a Division-III school.
UMaine will name an interim AD and will begin a national search to replace Ralph.
“It has been my honor to represent our students, faculty, staff and alumni in this role for the past four years,” says Ralph. “We have won championships, managed through a pandemic, and initiated an ambitious athletics facility master plan. We are fortunate to have a staff of outstanding professionals who will keep the momentum going. The Athletic Department at UMaine is on very strong footing.” – UM Press Release
He came to UMaine in September of 2018 after serving as Colorado College AD for 11 years. Previous to the Colorado job Ralph was athletic director at RPI in New York.
Southwestern University is a liberal arts college in Texas and competes in 20 sports in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.