The candidates out of a pool of more than 45 are Curt Apsey, Steven Holton and William Weidner.
Apsey, the associate director of athletics at Boise State University since 1998, has more than 23 years of intercollegiate athletics experience as an athlete, coach and administrator. Prior to joining Boise State, he spent four years as assistant director of athletics at Cal State University, San Bernardino. Apsey has served as an assistant development director for Cal State Bakersfield and spent six years as assistant men's soccer coach for Cal Poly State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Cal Poly State University.
Holton is a familiar face in the Big Sky Conference, serving as athletic director for 10 years at Northern Arizona University. His 23-year career includes stints as associate director of intercollegiate athletics at Cal State Long Beach and director of marketing at the University of Houston. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Western Michigan University and a master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University.
Weidner is athletic director at The University of Texas-Pan American, a position he has held since 1998. From 1995-1998 he was the director of intercollegiate athletics at Ashland University. His career experience includes seven years as assistant athletic director at Southern Methodist University. Prior to becoming a sports administrator, he served as an assistant football coach at Murray State University, Ohio State University and Stanford University. He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Springfield College and a master's degree in physical education from Stanford University.
The position has been open since July when John Johnson accepted a position as senior associate athletic director at Washington State. Former Wildcat athletic director Dutch Belnap will continue to serve as acting athletic director until the position is filled.
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