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ArrowheadHawk
01-02-2011, 04:27 PM
Kansas University has named Sheahon Zenger its next athletics director.

Zenger is currently the athletics director at Illinois State University and is Kansas native and KU graduate.

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“With his experience and leadership skills, Sheahon Zenger is the best choice to lead Kansas Athletics into the future. He is exactly who we need as athletics director, working to ensure that every Jayhawk team succeeds on the field and in the classroom, as well as making sure our programs operate with the utmost integrity,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little in a statement.

Zenger will be officially introduced at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Monday. He will start at KU on February 1, 2011.

Dr. Sheahon (pronounced SHAY-un) Zenger comes to KU after spending six years as athletic director for Illinois State.

A native of Hays, Zenger helped Illinois State capture the Missouri Valley’s All-Sports Trophy in both 2008 and 2010. ISU also has had a 65-percent growth in its scholarship fund memberships since his arrival, while the athletic department has posted record-high grade-point averages in each of the last four years.

Prior to joining ISU, Zenger was the associate athletics director for development at Kansas State from 2002-05. Before that, he spent two years as KSU’s assistant athletics director for major gifts and also spent a year with the KSU College of Business as director of development. He graduated from KSU in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in English and secondary education. He later earned his master’s in journalism and mass communication from KSU in 1992 before earning a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership from KU in 1996.

Before moving to administration, Zenger was a football coach. His first coaching gig was with Manhattan High School in 1987, and he moved on to Drake as a graduate assistant for a year before accepting a football position with KSU in 1989.

At age 23, Zenger was one of the nation’s youngest full-time football staff members, serving as assistant recruiting coordinator and director of football operations for KSU coach Bill Snyder.

From 1993-95, Zenger was editor of American Football Quarterly — a magazine for football coaches. In 1996, he became recruiting coordinator for South Florida before accepting the same position with the University of Wyoming the following year.

In 1998, Zenger was promoted to assistant head coach at Wyoming.

At ISU, Zenger served on numerous NCAA committees, including the NCAA Div. I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.

Zenger and his wife, Pam, have three children: Luke, Abby and Jake.

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2011/jan/02/ku-names-sheahon-zenger-new-athletics-director/

kstater
01-02-2011, 04:32 PM
You'd think that being the huge anchor that they are, that KU wouldn't want anything to do with anyone associated with KSU.

ArrowheadHawk
01-02-2011, 04:33 PM
You'd think that being the huge anchor that they are, that KU wouldn't want anything to do with anyone associated with KSU.

:rolleyes: Little man complex.

WilliamTheIrish
01-02-2011, 04:35 PM
:rolleyes: Little man complex.

"Anchor" man complex.

Mr_Tomahawk
01-02-2011, 04:37 PM
Who?

Silock
01-02-2011, 04:38 PM
"Anchor" man complex.

This is what he is singing to himself right now:

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/p9y4iXAso4I?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/p9y4iXAso4I?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Saulbadguy
01-02-2011, 04:38 PM
Congrats. You have a hayseed running your athletic department.

WilliamTheIrish
01-02-2011, 04:40 PM
This is what he is singing to himself right now:

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/p9y4iXAso4I?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/p9y4iXAso4I?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

What is it silock? I have all that stuff turned off.

ArrowheadHawk
01-02-2011, 04:40 PM
I'm hoping this guy will just go about his business in the background and we won't hear about him as much as we did with Lew.

Silock
01-02-2011, 04:44 PM
What is it silock? I have all that stuff turned off.

Jefferson's theme song --

Movin' on up,
To the east siiiiide!
:thumb:

WilliamTheIrish
01-02-2011, 04:47 PM
Jefferson's theme song --

Movin' on up,
To the east siiiiide!
:thumb:

Awesome. LMAO

DeezNutz
01-02-2011, 04:49 PM
KSU fans' favorite beverage (grounding Jayhawks since 1896):

http://grizzlygrowler.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/AnchorSteam_0.jpg

WilliamTheIrish
01-02-2011, 04:50 PM
LMAO

Deez, you've been waiting to use that, no?

DeezNutz
01-02-2011, 04:52 PM
LMAO

Deez, you've been waiting to use that, no?

Honestly, no. I'm starting to run out of anchor comments, so extensive brainstorming will be necessary soon, since I feel an obligation to present options for our KU betters.

ArrowheadHawk
01-02-2011, 04:53 PM
Honestly, no. I'm starting to run out of anchor comments, so extensive brainstorming will be necessary soon, since I feel an obligation to present options for our KU betters.

Who is betting on KU?

kstater
01-02-2011, 04:55 PM
Who is betting on KU?

If the word you think was being used was actually used, it'd look more like bettors.

DeezNutz
01-02-2011, 04:57 PM
Who is betting on KU?

Pardon me. I was taking a little bit of lexical freedom and creativity by using the adjective as a plural noun.

ArrowheadHawk
01-02-2011, 04:57 PM
If the word you think was being used was actually used, it'd look more like bettors.

Sarcasm wasted.

WilliamTheIrish
01-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Sarcasm wasted.
It wasn't wasted on me.

Bambi
01-02-2011, 07:56 PM
Great to have a Kansas graduate on board. Looking forward to the future.

Lew got KU it's titles now it's time to get back to what has made Kansas such a great place to play.

Here's to 2011!

Captain Obvious
01-02-2011, 08:07 PM
KSU fans' favorite beverage (grounding Jayhawks since 1896):

http://grizzlygrowler.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/AnchorSteam_0.jpg

That was a real Zenger.

Reaper16
01-02-2011, 08:11 PM
From Lew Perkins, to... this guy. Inspired choice.

DeezNutz
01-02-2011, 08:14 PM
Further proving that KU's number one option was the Missouri Valley Conference.

Brock
01-02-2011, 08:15 PM
Turner Gill: Whew!

kstater
01-02-2011, 08:16 PM
From Lew Perkins, to... this guy. Inspired choice.

They had plenty of options.

Bambi
01-02-2011, 08:20 PM
From Lew Perkins, to... this guy. Inspired choice.

Lew was a baller who went to the Super Bowls and sat with Peyton Manning types. KU used him as much as he used KU. That relationship has long been dead.

There's nothing wrong with the school pulling it back a bit and getting some things under control.

Extra Point
01-02-2011, 08:21 PM
He's going to help Gill with his annunciation.

Bambi
01-02-2011, 08:22 PM
They had plenty of options.

It's hard to replace an athletic director who presided over the most combined victories in one year between football and basketball in the history of collegiate sports.

WilliamTheIrish
01-02-2011, 08:23 PM
It's hard to replace an athletic director who presided over the most combined victories in one year between football and basketball in the history of collegiate sports.


"RAISE A BANNER"!111111111

Bambi
01-02-2011, 08:24 PM
"RAISE A BANNER"!111111111

Nah, they don't raise banners for those kinda things.

I'm not even sure they put up banners for conference championships anymore.

Mr_Tomahawk
01-02-2011, 08:26 PM
http://iruntheinternet.com/lulzdump/images/haters-gonna-hate-monkey-crossed%20legs-1291945299k.jpg

mikeyis4dcats.
01-02-2011, 08:47 PM
lol...congrats

alnorth
01-02-2011, 09:14 PM
Nah, they don't raise banners for those kinda things.

I'm not even sure they put up banners for conference championships anymore.

nonsense, some schools raise banners for NCAA appearances.

gblowfish
01-02-2011, 09:22 PM
When does he start scalping tickets?

Extra Point
01-02-2011, 09:32 PM
When does he start scalping tickets?

When the "Paige Sports Arena" letters get re-listed on eBay.