6-12 Bruggeman.jpg Missouri Southern has hired Jared Bruggeman as the school next Director of Athletics. He starts July 6 th replacing Sallie Beard who is retiring at the end of June.

Bruggeman comes to Missouri Southern having serves as the Associate Director of Athletics at Northern Arizona.  Bruggeman was very impressed with university during the interview process.  

Bruggeman told  the Missouri Southern athletic website , "I like this part of the country and the school has a great upside to it.  Everyone I met was great to talk to and was very friendly and likeable in my interview. I liked seeing the tenure of the coaches and the fact that a good portion of the coaches are Southern grads. That shows me the level of dedication the coaches have to their programs. I hope to enhance the national profile of the institution and the way we do that is to be successful in the MIAA. If you finish near the top of the conference, you’re going to be near the top of Division II. That level of competition was another draw for me."