Floyd to continue as ECU's interim AD
(June 10, 2004)
Nick Floyd, interim athletics director at East Carolina University, has agreed to continue serving in that role until a permanent AD is named, Chancellor Steve Ballard announced June 28.
"Nick has provided top-notch leadership for Pirate athletics since last fall," Ballard said. "I am delighted that he has agreed to remain at the university in this capacity."
Floyd, who is also the senior associate director of athletics, has served as interim athletics director since Mike Hamrick left for a position at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in August.
Ballard said that Floyd's total compensation package for the coming year will be $250,000, a figure that is intended to compensate him for his work as interim AD since last August as well as to make his salary comparable to that of other athletics directors in Conference USA.
Floyd, who was a finalist for the permanent job, had withdrawn his name last month but is welcome to pursue the position, Ballard said.
He said the search for an AD will continue with the assistance of a seven-member task force composed chiefly of members of the AD search committee.
He said the smaller task force will allow more flexibility in assessing potential candidates for the job. Members of the task force will be Ballard; ECU trustees Jim Talton, Steve Showfety, Margaret Ward and Dan Kinlaw; John Hudson, a member of the ECU Foundation board; and John Thompson, head football coach. All but Thompson and Ballard are members of the AD search committee, which will continue to provide oversight and advice and will interview finalists for the position, Ballard said.
Ballard did not set a timetable for selecting a new AD. "Finding the right person is more important than meeting a particular schedule, but we do intend to move aggressively," he said.