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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Sept. 20, 2010

Mark Clements named interim director of athletics


MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State University announced today the naming of Mark Clements as interim director of athletics, effective immediately.

Clements replaces Dr. Bob Boerigter who recently was named commissioner of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA).

Clements has served as assistant director for internal operations at Northwest since January 2003. He came to Northwest from Dana College in Blair, Neb., where he was director of athletics. He was also an instructor of physical education and coached baseball.

Clements holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Dana College and received his Master of Arts in teaching from Hastings College. He also spent time as an assistant baseball coach while at Hastings.

Northwest will begin its search for a permanent director of athletics immediately. Dr. Matt Walker, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, Theatre and Languages, will chair the committee, which includes representatives from the coaching staff, Board of Regents and other academic departments.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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