Montana athletic director finalists named

Tuesday , August 21, 2012 - 3:12 PM

The Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont.— The University of Montana has named four finalists for the position of athletic director and announced interviews will be held next week.

The finalists are Hawaii interim athletic director Carl Clapp; Kent Haslam, the associate director for development with the UM Foundation; John Johnson, the senior associate director of athletics at Washington State and Chris King, athletic director at Texas-Pan American.

UM President Royce Engstrom says the university had a strong pool of candidates and the finalists are passionate about their work and exhibit strong leadership skills.

Clapp has worked at Hawaii since 2006 while Johnson has been at Washington State since 2004. He had previous athletic director jobs at Weber State and Eastern Washington.

Haslam has served in his role with the UM Foundation since 2006 while King has been at Texas-Pan American since 2009.

Montana relieved athletic director Jim O’Day of his duties in late March.

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