The Bowling Green Falcons have seen an athletic rise across the board over the last few years and athletic director Chris Kingston has been a big reason for that. However, his time with the school is coming to an end very soon.
According to the Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune, Kingston resigned from his position on Monday, effective May 10, to become the vice president at Learfield Sports, a multimedia rights holder for 120 collegiate properties.
“Learfied is a leader in the collegiate space,” Kingston said in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. “They’re associated with college athletics in a very meaningful way. I’ve known the people in the organization for a long time. … When I thought about a career change and what to do, it was the thing that came to mind.”
To make things ironic, Bowling Green is one of the 120 schools that Learfield Sports holds rights with. So, in a way, Chris Kingston will still be involved with the Falcons.
It certainly seems like the school will miss him. He has had a great relationship with students, both athletes and traditional students, since his arrival in 2013.
“I greatly appreciate the energy and enthusiasm Chris brought to BGSU athletics,” BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey said in a statement. “Under his leadership, our student-athletes found great success in the classroom and on our fields and courts. He will be missed.”
Kingston came to Bowling Green from NC State. Prior to his stint at N.C. State, Kingston spent four years as the associate director of athletics for operations and then the special assistant to the director of athletics/director of annual giving for the U.S. Military Academy.
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