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K-State athletic director John Currie headed to Tennessee

The K-State athletic director has been hired in Knoxville

There will soon be a new face of Kansas State athletics.

K-State athletics director John Currie was hired Tuesday morning at Tennessee and will become the university’s athletics director, according to reports.

The story was broken by Jimmy Hyams, a radio host at WNML in Knoxville, Tenn.

Currie, 46, has history with Tennessee. He previously served at the university from 1997-2008, working as an executive associate athletic director, senior associate athletic director, associate athletic director for external operations and assistant athletic director for development, among other positions.

Currie was hired at K-State in May 2009.

Under his watch, K-State won Big 12 championships in football (2012), men’s basketball (2012-13) and baseball (2013).

Currie also oversaw $210 million worth of venue enhancements, including those to Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Vanier Football Complex, the basketball training facility, rowing facility, Mike Goss Tennis Stadium and soccer stadium.

For replacement options, K-State deputy athletics director Laird Veatch’s name has surfaced in murmurs. Veatch has served at K-State since December 2009.