MSUD-webThe resignation of longtime Metropolitan State University of Denver Director of Athletics, Joan McDermott, has prompted an immediate search for her replacement. Dr. Kurt Patberg of Athletics Staffing and Consultants (ASC) has been secured by the administration of Metro State to lead this search which has a desired search completion date of Spring 2015.

McDermott accepted a job as athletics director at California State University, East Bay, starting April 1. McDermott has spent the past 20 years with Metro State, serving as head volleyball coach for three seasons before taking over as athletic director in November 1998.

"By using their [ASC's] knowledge to get to our short list of candidates that fit what we sought in an athletic director, we easily spent half the amount of time that is normally required in a search like this.   Additionally, they enhanced the pool of by bringing several qualified candidates to the finalist list.  Showing that they know talent, two of the individuals that they sought out, and applied to our position, were hired by and are current NCAA Division II AD’s.  Our search finished with securing a quality hire.  If our institution ever needed to conduct a search for an athletic director, we would without question use the services of ASC."

Kelli Shuman
Director, Human Resources

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology