Jim Sterk

Jim Sterk

During a closed door meeting on Tuesday evening, the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved the hiring and contract of Jim Sterk to become the next Athletic Director for Mizzou Athletics.

“My passion is building upon the successes of good athletic programs and helping to make them great,” Sterk said in a statement on MUTigers.com. “Whether it is guiding and mentoring student-athletes, working with coaches to ensure they have the resources they need or cheering with the fans, I realize that athletics is one of the most visible programs at a university. Mizzou’s recent entry into the SEC makes it highly visible, and I am excited about the opportunity to help continue to lead it on the national stage.”

Sterk will receive a seven-year contract and will be paid a base and guaranteed salary of $700,000 that will officially start on or before Sept. 1.

Sterk will be introduced on Thursday morning at 11 a.m.

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