Michigan forms search committee to replace Jim Hackett

On Tuesday, it was announced that Michigan will be hiring a new permanent athletic director for the school very soon. Interim AD Jim Hackett has served the position since October of last year, but it looks like the school is ready to move forward.

According to Michigan’s University Record, school president Mark Schlissel announced the school’s intentions to search for a new athletic director. He also announced that Hackett is not a candidate for the permanent position.

“I have decided that the time is right to launch a national search for a permanent athletic director,” said Schlissel, who will personally chair the search advisory committee. The president said he did not have a specific timetable in mind.

“I will take as long as necessary to make sure it is a great fit for what I think is the best opportunity for an athletic director in the country.”

Whoever takes over the job will certainly have a lot of responsibilities. Michigan has 31 teams and more than 900 athletes at the school.

Being an AD of a school is certainly no easy task, so Michigan will certainly find the right person for the job.

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