Eastman and Beaudine is the search firm, and Candace Campbell Jackson will head an 18-person committee to find Akron's next athletic director.
For its effort, the Texas-based search firm will receive 25 percent of the position's first-year salary. Notable members of the committee include track coach Dennis Mitchell, women's basketball player Kara Murphy, InfoCision's Gary Taylor, and current senior associate athletic director Mary Lu Gribschaw.
The goal is to have the new athletic director in place by Sept. 15.
Listen for recruiting news regarding two local juniors-to-be...
forward, Akron (Firestone H.S.)
Offers: Akron and Kent State
Notes: In perhaps his best game as a sophomore, he tallied 28 points and 13 rebounds against East. Carter also has interest in Wright State.
forward, Akron (St. Vincent-St. Mary's H.S.)
Notes: Rivals.com calls him a skilled player who can get to the rim. Scout.com
ranks Sampson as the No. 19 power forward in the nation.
Notes about other scholarship offerees...
lists Akron as one of three schools in which he has "high" interest.
Trey Burke might be Ohio's best now that he has transitioned from distributor to scorer, Rivals.com