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New Athletic Director Seeks to Engage Greater Area Interest in A & M-Commerce Sports

The new Athletic Director at Texas A&M-Commerce Tim McMurray was a guest on KSST’s Good Morning Show. McMurray said Sulphur Springs is a great support for Texas A & M Commerce. He said the University will engage the community more in the future.

McMurray began his work with the University 60 days ago. He brings over 26 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics based on work with University of Maryland, SMU, Northern Illinois, Texas State, and Lamar (his undergraduate alma mater).

While at Lamar University, McMurray served in a various positions within the athletics department.  He served as associate and sports information director (1993-96) and then was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director/External Affairs, where he was supervisor for women’s basketball and the men’s and women’s golf programs. At Texas State University as the Associate Athletics Director – Development/External Affairs, he moved to San Marcos, and then was the Senior Associate Athletics Director at Northern Illinois University.

McMurray served a three-year stint at Southern Methodist University as the Associate Athletics Director working with fundraising with major contributors to upgrade the SMU athletics facilities. At Maryland, He was Executive Director of the Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund.

A strategic plan will define specific goals for the athletic program, according to McMurray. He stated that his desire is to build on the five principles that Dr. Dan Jones, University President, had presented to him when he was employed.

All sports will receive his attention including a new partnership between the University and the Sulphur Springs Country Club. The University golf team will use the local Club course as their home course.

Author: Staff Reporter

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