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Alnutt Named Deputy Director of Athletics

Hire follows three-plus years as AD at Southeast Missouri

Mark Alnutt, who has been the Director of Athletics at Southeast Missouri State University for three-plus years, was named the University of Memphis' Deputy Director of Athletics on Monday. Alnutt will begin his new role at the U of M in August.
 
"We conducted a comprehensive national search for this position and received interest from a number of highly qualified and experienced applicants," Director of Athletics Tom Bowen said. "I am very pleased to announce Mark Alnutt as the new Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of Memphis. Mark is one of the best young athletics directors in Division 1 and brings a tremendous set of skills and leadership experience to our department. I am confident Mark will be a great resource and mentor to our coaches, student-athletes and staff and will continue the upward trajectory of our programs."
"I'm extremely honored and humbled to be named Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of Memphis," Alnutt said. "I've been privileged to follow the growth and recent successes of this Athletic Department during my tenure as Director of Athletics at Southeast Missouri State University.  
 
Alnutt added, "It is an exciting time for the University of Memphis and this was validated when I visited with Dr. (David) Rudd and Tom Bowen and heard their vision for Athletics during the interview process. My family is eager and excited to join the Memphis family and I look forward to hitting the ground running when I arrive in August."
 
At Southeast Missouri, Alnutt had oversight of an NCAA Division I athletic department operating on three core values in its mission – Academic Excellence, Social Development and Competitive Success.
 
Under Alnutt's leadership, Southeast Missouri's student-athletes excelled in the classroom, recording a cumulative 3.15 grade point average during the 2014-15 academic year. The year marked the second straight, Southeast's overall grade point average for student-athletes was better than 3.1.
 
Eleven of Southeast Missouri's 15 athletic programs achieved a 3.13 or higher GPA during the 2014-15 academic year. Southeast Missouri had 195 student-athletes record a 3.0 or higher grade point average during the year. A total of 140 student-athletes made Southeast's Dean's List by earning at least a 3.5 GPA.