Redhawk Sports
4:47 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Miami University names new Athletic Director

Miami University is naming David Sayler as its new Director of Athletics. Sayler comes from the University of South Dakota where he was in charge of intercollegiate athletics for two-and-a-half years.

Sayler replaces Brad Bates who left in October to take the athletic director position at Boston College.

University President David Hodge says, "It was quickly apparent that David's values align strongly with Miami - putting the student-athlete first, insisting on the highest levels of integrity, and being fiercely competitive. He has deep experience at a variety of universities and has been a sitting AD. I look forward to his leadership advancing our intercollegiate athletics."

Sayler says he's thrilled about the new position.

"I have always admired all that Miami stands for and to have the chance to lead the department into the future is very exciting. RedHawk fans should take pride in the commitment to excellence that President Hodge and the Board of Trustees have made in regards to Miami athletics. Revenue generation will be the key to our future and I am anxious to begin working with our tremendous alumni base to make that future as bright as it can be."

Sayler's resume:

Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A. in Accounting (1991)

University of Connecticut, M.A. in Sports Management (1996)

University of South Dakota, Athletic Director (2010-12)

Rice University, Senior Executive Athletic Director (2006-10)

Oregon State University, Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations (2005-06)

Bowling Green State University, Associate Athletic Director for Finance/External Operations (2001-05)

University of Houston, Assistant Athletic Director of Business Operations (1999-2001)

University of Hartford, Assistant Athletic Director of Business Operations (1998-99)

University of Georgia, Assistant Director of Marketing/Promotions (1996-98)

University of Connecticut, Marketing Assistant (1994-96)

Peterson Consulting, Litigation Consultant (1992-94)