Following the departure of Wren Baker, Missouri has named Hank Foley as its new interim athletic director per a statement from the school. Foley is also the interim chancellor.
Foley represents the third athletic director in the month of July for the Tigers. Mack Rhoades left the school to take the athletic director’s job at Baylor. Baker was named the interim AD after Rhoades’ departure, but he left to take the job at North Texas.
Foley issued a statement about Baker’s departure and the ongoing search for the a full-time athletic director.
“The strength of Mizzou’s athletic department — as with the rest of our university — remains strong,” Foley said in a statement. “I am confident we will continue to attract top-notch candidates and select a new director for athletics that will bring about even greater success for Mizzou.”
In addition to having a second interim athletic director, Missouri has an interim chancellor in Foley and an interim president. Missouri’s president and chancellor first resigned following the on-campus protests this past fall.
Baker also spoke about his time at Missouri, per a statement.
“It is a tremendous opportunity to lead a FBS Division I athletic program,” Baker said. “While I am excited that (my wife) Heather and I will be able to realize a lifelong goal (for) our family, we will miss our friends in Missouri and at Mizzou. During our two stints living in the Show-Me State, we grew to love the people and the area.”