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EKU names Matt Roan as Director of Athletics; spent past three years as AD at Nicholls State

Eastern Kentucky University has named Matt Roan as Director of Athletics after a two-month search process. Roan returns to EKU after three-plus years as Director of Athletics at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. “Eastern Kentucky University and the region it serves are special places for my family and me, and we are honored to be returning. We look forward to embracing EKU’s tradition...

Former assistant Walt Wells named head football coach at EKU; press conference to be held Tuesday

Eastern Kentucky University’s new football head coach Walt Wells is a familiar name. Wells served as an assistant under legendary EKU head coach Roy Kidd from 1997 to 2002 and was an assistant again with the Colonels in 2015. Interim Director of Athletics Mark Sandy announced the hiring of Wells as the 15th head coach in program history on Monday. A press conference and reception will be held on...

Eastern Kentucky athletics director Sandy leaving to accept same spot at Ball State

Eastern Kentucky University Director of Athletics Mark Sandy is stepping down from his current position to take a similar position at Ball State University, school officials said Thursday.   Sandy, who was in his 10th season at EKU, will begin his duties as Ball State’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on Feb. 1.   “Mark Sandy has been a superb Athletic Director for Eastern Kentucky...