Monday, March 27, 2017

EMU names Christian Spears as interim Athletic Director.


Eastern Michigan University has named Christian Spears as interim Athletic Director according to a press release from EMU. The news was announced Monday, March 27 by EMU President James Smith. As of Monday Spears will be taking over the reins as AD. Former EMU AD Heather Lyke decided to leave EMU and has accepted the position of AD at the University of Pittsburgh. Monday was Lykes's last day as director of athletics at EMU. She will be missed.

For the past three years Spears has served as
the Deputy Director of Athletics at Eastern. Prior to coming to EMU Spears spent five years with the athletic department at Northern Illinois.

According to Spears, "It is such an honor to be named interim AD and I am grateful to President Smith for the opportunity and to Heather Lyke for preparing me to lead."

Jeff Brown
Purple Walrus Press.
photo Purple Walrus Press.

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