Richard Sander, Ed.D Dr.
Director of Athletics
Dr. Richard Sander, who led Virginia Commonwealth’s athletic program for 20 years, was introduced as ETSU's interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on Jan. 15, 2013, and was later named to the permanent role in June of 2013.
Sander replaced longtime athletic director Dave Mullins.
“I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to help ETSU move forward and build on the tremendous progress that has been achieved by the Buccaneer student-athletes under the direction of Dave Mullins and his coaches and staff,” Sander said. “I had the privilege to be involved in the Committee for 125 strategic planning process, and it became clear that ETSU, under the visionary leadership of President Noland, has unlimited potential to become a major player on the national higher education landscape.
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