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UMD Announces New A.D.

Posted at: 04/03/2013 1:54 PM
Updated at: 04/03/2013 5:50 PM

The University of Minnesota Duluth has named Josh Berlo as its new Athletic Director.

Berlo comes from the University of Notre Dame, where he is currently senior assistant athletics director for guest relations and event marketing.  He is a native of Rhode Island and has a bachelor’s degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

"My wife and I are very excited about coming to Duluth and joining the Northland and Minnesota community," said Berlo in a press release. "I was drawn to the values of UMD and Bulldog athletics and am looking forward to furthering the traditions of national championships and academic excellence," he said.

Berlo begins at UMD on May 1.

"Josh has a proven track record of leadership in Division I athletics with strategic planning, budgeting, recruiting and hiring of coaches, NCAA compliance, academic mentoring of student athletes, and increasing resources for programs and facilities," said Lendley Chancellor Black in a press release. "He also understands the values and importance of Division II athletics. We believe his experience and skills will help foster the continued national prominence of UMD athletics and promote new levels of excellence."

The position has been open since December when Bob Nielson left to become the new head football coach at Western Illinois. Nielson was also the head football coach at UMD.

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