Carpenter to resign as AD at W. Md.

April 02, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

J. Richard Carpenter announced his resignation as athletic director at Western Maryland College yesterday after 15 years in the post, effective July 1.

Carpenter, 52, will retain his other post as professor of physical education and exercise science and also will coordinate the department's graduate program.

Western Maryland will begin a national search for a successor and break precedent by hiring a full-time administrator.

Carpenter has spent 30 years at Western Maryland, including 21 as track coach, seven as swimming coach, six as cross country coach and eight as a football assistant.

As an undergraduate at West Virginia Wesleyan (1964-68), Carpenter earned second-team all-America honors in baseball and captained the football team.

Pub Date: 4/02/99

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