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Heeke reportedly contacted by U-M


Following the resignation of Dave Brandon as athletic director at the University of Michigan, the Oakland Press published a story Saturday linking Central Michigan University athletic director Dave Heeke to the now vacant position.

According to reporter Drew Ellis, Heeke was contacted by U-M last week to gauge his interest in the job.

A CMU athletic department communications official said the department cannot comment on the Oakland Press report.

U-M named Jim Hackett interim AD as the search for Brandon’s replacement begins.

Heeke was been with CMU since 2005. He previously served as an associate athletic director at the University of Oregon for 18 years.

In June 2013, Heeke was appointed to the Division I Athletic Director Advisory Group, which provides feedback on issues of concern in Division I athletics.

In July, Heeke was named the chair of the NCAA Division I baseball committee.

At the April 2014 CMU Board of Trustees meeting, President George Ross called Heeke “the best athletic director in America.”




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