The University of Memphis announced on Monday that Mark Alnutt will be the school’s next Deputy Director of Athletics.
Alnutt spent the last three years as the Director of Athletics at Southeast Missouri State. According to Bleacher Report, Alnutt will start his new role in August.
Under Alnutt’s guidance, eleven of Southeast Missouri State’s fifteen programs had a grade point average of 3.13 or better which is impressive. He was in charge of academic excellence, competitive success, and social development.
Tom Bowen, Director of Athletics, had this to say about the hire.
“We conducted a comprehensive national search for this position and received interest from a number of highly qualified and experienced applicants,” stated Bowen. “I am very pleased to announce Mark Alnutt as the new Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of Memphis. Mark is one of the best young athletics directors in Division 1 and brings a tremendous set of skills and leadership experience to our department. I am confident Mark will be a great resource and mentor to our coaches, student-athletes and staff and will continue the upward trajectory of our programs.”
Not only did Alnutt push excellence in the classroom, he also encouraged players, coaches and administrators to do their part in the community. According to Bleacher Report, members of Southeast Missouri State athletics recorded over 8,000 hours of community service.
Alnutt was a linebacker for the Missouri Tigers from 1993-1995 which means he understands how to win on and off the field. It’s safe to say this could be a promising hire for the Memphis Tigers.
As you could imagine, he is excited about the opportunity.
“It is an exciting time for the University of Memphis and this was validated when I visited with Dr. (David) Rudd and Tom Bowen and heard their vision for Athletics during the interview process. My family is eager and excited to join the Memphis family and I look forward to hitting the ground running when I arrive in August.”
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