- Dale Duff Reporting ([email protected])
The University of Maine has its new Director of Athletics. Jude Killy, from Miami University in Ohio has been selected to run Black Bear athletics, starting January 30th.
Killy has been the Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief of Staff at Miami, a Division-I school in the NAC Conference as well as the NCHC Conference in hockey.
“I am thrilled to be the next AD, to represent our staff, coaches and students, and to help support the entire campus and community,” says Killy. “The University of Maine is an amazing institution with unique attributes. UMaine Athletics is an iconic brand. It has tremendous academic and athletic prowess. I cannot wait to get to work and it will be my privilege to serve the Division I flagship institution for the state.” – UM Press Release
Samantha Hegmann-Wary has been UMaine’s interim AD since August. She was named to the interim post after Ken Ralph left UMaine to become athletic director at Southwestern University in Texas.
“We welcome Jude, his wife Beth and their two daughters to Black Bear Nation,” says UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “This is such an extraordinary time for UMaine Athletics and the state of Maine. The $90 million challenge grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation, the high-caliber coaches and support staff, and the tremendous roster of talented student-athlete leaders are just a few of the many reasons we are excited for the future of UMaine Athletics. We look forward to Jude’s leadership in Division I athletics and in fundraising as the athletics master plan at Maine’s flagship R1 university advances our institutional commitment to inclusion, community-building and serving the state of Maine.” – UMaine Press Release
Killy has been at Miami University since 2008. At UMaine he will receive a five-year contract with an annual salary of $250,000.