Multiple sources have confirmed to Missourinet that the University of Missouri is set to hire Jim Sterk as the school’s next athletic director. Sterk is currently the AD at San Diego State.
Sterk has been in San Diego since February 2010. Prior to his time at SD State, Sterk was athletic director at Washington State for ten years. He was also AD at Portland State from 1995-2000.
Sterk has been successful with the Aztecs. Just completing his seventh season, Sterk has overseen the most successful period of time in SDSU history. During his tenure, 50 teams have advanced to NCAA championship with 20 of those squads finishing in the top 25 at national championship events. Since 2012-13, a total of 32 Aztec teams have won conference championships.
In addition, Sterk has overseen SDSU’s success in the classroom (including record numbers of scholar-athletes and APR highs), as well as a school-record $5.6 million in scholarship donations through the Aztec Club.
The Sterk File:
2010 – present San Diego State Athletic Director
2000 – 2010 Washington State Athletic Director
1995 – 2000 Portland State Athletic Director
1991 – 1995 Tulane University Senior Assoc. AD
1990 – 1991 Seattle Pacific Assoc. Athletic Director
1987 – 1990 Univ. of Maine
–’89-90 – Assist. AD (Finance)
–’88-89 – Director of Athletic Serv.
–’87-88 – Assist. Business and Ticket Manager
1986 Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Assist. to the Dir. of Ticket Ops
-2016 NACDA National Athletic Director of the Year
-Inducted into the Western Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 6, 2010 for his success as linebacker in their football program
-Member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee
-Oversaw a significant increase of the department’s operating budget from just under $20 million in 2000 to over $30 million in 2008.
WSU Athletic Foundation membership total has doubled since 2000 and annual gifts have increased from just under $3 million in 2000 to more than $13 million in 2008.
-Pac-10 Rev. Sharing and Football Officiating Subcommittees
-In 2006-07 WSU athletics department was recognized with three national honors for their excellence in academics.
-In 2006-07 Washington State Athletics had 8 sports score points in the USSA Director’s Cup, finishing 70th nationally.
-Pac-10 Special and Ad Hoc Committees: AD Liaisons to Coaches Group, Bowl Committee, Rose Bowl Management.
-Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Subcommittees Chair
-Pac-10 Conference Executive-