Monday, January 25, 2010

Delaware's Muir named to USA Basketball Board of Directors

University of Delaware Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Bernard Muir has been appointed by the NCAA to the USA Basketball Board of Directors.

Muir, who will serve on the board through 2012, replaces former NCAA appointee Gene Smith, The Ohio State University Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics, who stepped down.

"I'm excited and honored to be joining the Board of Directors of such a prestigious organization," said Muir.  "I've certainly had a passion for the game of basketball my entire life and I'm looking forward to serving with the other members of the USA Basketball Board to help promote and advance the sport throughout our country and the world."

Currently in his first year at the head of the Blue Hens athletic department, Muir served four years (2005-09) as the Director of Athletics at Georgetown University. Prior to Georgetown, Muir spent five years at the University of Notre Dame first as Associate Athletic Director for Student Welfare and Development (2000-03), then as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Welfare and Development (2003-04) and in his final year (2004-05) Muir was Notre Dame's Deputy Director of Athletics/Administration and Facilities.

The Gainesville, Fla., native began his career in college athletics as a four-year letter winner on the men's basketball team at Brown University, graduating in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in organizational behavior and management. In 1992 he earned a master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University. He spent one year (1990-91) as an athletics administrative assistant at Butler University and worked for the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship as an Assistant Director (1992-98) and Director of Operations (1998-2000).

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