CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Citadel introduced University of Colorado Senior Athletic Director Jim Senter as their new Athletic Director on Wednesday.
Senter, who was entering his 9th season at Colorado and 1st as Sr. Athletic Director after being promoted in the spring of this year, said he couldn't confirm or deny the news when he was reached by phone Monday afternoon.
When reached by phone Monday evening Senter said he was excited for the opportunity and that the leadership at The Citadel made going after the job a "no-brainer".
The Citadel had been looking for a new AD since Larry Leckonby announced he would be stepping down after 6 years with the Bulldogs to take the AD job at Catawba back in late May.
"We are excited to have a leader of Jim's caliber joining The Citadel team." The schools president Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa said in a statement. "He clearly deomonstrates values that align with our mission to develop principled leaders on and off the field while striving for academic excellence."
According to his bio on the Colorado athletics website, Senter had just moved over to the athletics department after spending the last 5 years as the associate AD for the CU Foundation. In that role, he was responsible for all fund raising efforts.
Senter's previous Athletic Director experience came at Idaho State from 2003-2004. There, according to his bio, he helped increase football attendance by 19 percent.