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EKU names Matt Roan new Director of Athletics

It's a return to the Colonels program for Roan
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Posted at 5:43 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 17:43:33-05

RICHMOND, Ky. — Eastern Kentucky University has named Matt Roan as its next Director of Athletics which brings him back to Richmond after three years at Nicholls State.

Roan, who was a deputy director of athletics at EKU in 2015 and '16, will assume the duties from EKU interim Director of Athletics Mark Sandy in early February. In a release by the university Roan said, "“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 and leading EKU Athletics to new heights, where we display excellence academically, in athletics, and in the community. We will forever be grateful for our time at Nicholls and in that community. It is a special place full of special people, and we are indebted to them for all of their support.”

Matt and his wife, Mallory, have two daughters, Gattlyn and Radley; and two sons, Catcher and Shepard. He will be introduced at a welcome reception open to the public at the EKU Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15.