Teague lone finalist for Minnesota AD job

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - VCU Athletics Director Norwood Teague is the lone finalist for the vacant University of Minnesota Athletics Director job. President Eric Kaler made the announcement via his Twitter account on Sunday evening.

"VCU AD Norwood Teague is announced as #UMN's #Gophers AD finalist," said Kaler (@PrezKaler). "[He] embodies integrity, leadership and management experience, and a focus on student-athletes."

Sunday evening, the Minnesota official athletic website said that Teague would be visiting the Twin Cities campus on Monday.  He will interview with President Kaler and the search advisory committee and will meet with coaches, faculty and senior leaders.  According to the release, these are the final steps in a two month national search that saw about 40 people apply for the position.

Teague is wrapping up his sixth year as the Rams' athletics director and VCU sports have excelled under his watch.  He's watched his basketball team grow into a national program and has seen many other sports grow as well.

In addition, academic success among athletes has been front and center during his tenure and improved, as has fundraising efforts.  The Rams' annual athletic fund has increased by 119 percent since Teague's arrival.

Prior to VCU, Teague worked at the University North Carolina as Associate Athletics Director, Arizona State as the general manager of Sun Devil Sports Network and the University of Virginia as Director of Marketing.

A message left with Teague has gone unreturned.

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