University of Maine Chooses Ralph as Director of Athletics

Following a comprehensive national search led by Turnkey Managing Director Gene DeFilippo, the University of Maine announced that Ken Ralph has been selected to become the next Director of Athletics.

Ralph is currently the Director of Athletics at Colorado College, and has been with the school for the last 11 years. He will assume his duties with the University of Maine on September 1.

“Ken has demonstrated leadership in helping ensure student-athletes’ success in the classroom and in competition, as well as experience in compliance, strategic planning, fundraising and community outreach,” says University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “We look forward to an exciting new chapter building on our outstanding foundation in Black Bear Athletics, and welcome Ken and his wife Mary to the UMaine community.”

“I am honored to join Dr. Ferrini-Mundy’s leadership team at the University of Maine,” says Ralph. “I’d like to thank Dr. Dana and the entire search committee for their support and encouragement throughout the process. I firmly believe in the strength of the Maine Athletics brand, and I am looking forward to working with the students, faculty and staff at the university as we take an already vibrant program to the next level.”

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