As the Beacon Journal reported, associate athletic director Mike Waddell will perform as athletic director once Mike Thomas bolts to Cincinnati on Dec. 1. Waddell has been a media/external relations guy for four years. My experiences with him tell me he 1) is a smart guy, 2) nice guy, and 3) loves the Nature Boy Ric Flair.
President Luis Proenza hopes to fill the position by early next year. But in the mean time, I think we should nickname our interim AD "The Nature Boy." Just a thought.
Perhaps Proenza's choice should battle Waddell in a no-disqualification steel-cage lumberjack match to see who will lead the Zips in the coming years. The Figure-four leg lock will be useless if the other guy has a baseball bat. I'll bet on the new guy.