UCF hires Arkansas State’s Mohajir to be subsequent AD


UCF on Tuesday employed Terry Mohajir away from Arkansas State to be its subsequent athletic director.

“I am excited for the chance to construct on the large momentum UCF’s proficient student-athletes, coaches and employees have established with the enthusiastic help of Knight Nation and so many beneficiant donors,” Mohajir mentioned in a press release.

Mohajir, a member of the Faculty Soccer Playoff choice committee, has overseen the Arkansas State athletic division since 2012. He performed soccer at Arkansas State within the Nineties and labored at Kansas and Florida Atlantic in athletic administration earlier than returning to his alma mater.

Whereas at Arkansas State, Mohajir employed head soccer coaches Bryan Harsin (now at Auburn), Blake Anderson (now at Utah State) and most lately Butch Jones, who guided Tennessee to back-to-back nine-win seasons in 2015 and 2016, which has occurred solely thrice previously 20 years at Tennessee.

Arkansas State received 4 Solar Belt soccer championships amongst its 25 convention titles in all sports activities throughout Mohajir’s tenure and considerably upgraded its soccer and basketball services.

Mohajir’s first order of enterprise at UCF might be hiring a head soccer coach. Mohajir replaces former UCF athletic director Danny White, who introduced former Knights soccer coach Josh Heupel with him to Tennessee.

The Related Press contributed to this report.