McMurray scaledAfter a national search, Texas A & M University -Commerce President Dan R. Jones announced the hiring of former University of Maryland Associate AD, Tim McMurray, as their next athletic director. McMurray, who had a significant background in the state of Texas during stints at Lamar University, Texas State University and Southern Methodist University, began his duties on October 1. McMurray replaces Ryan Ivey who left TAMUC to become the athletic director at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

"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