Posted: Sep 20, 2012 3:53 PM by Tyler Garrett - email@example.com
Updated: Sep 21, 2012 6:52 PM
KINGSVILLE - Brian DeAngelis, Director of Athletics at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, resigned his position effective September 17th, 2012. Dr. Scott Gines, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, will assume the operational control of the Department of Athletics, and a search for a replacement will begin immediately.
That's the press release sent out by Texas A&M-Kingsville this afternoon. It was very short and to the point, leaving plenty to the imagination.
Even my sources within the University are scratching their heads dreaming up scenario after scenario. After all DeAngelis was with A&M-Kingsville for less than 2-months.
He was hired as the school's ninth Athletic Director in early July replacing Ken Oliver, who resigned in May to return to his old stomping grounds at Central Methodist in Missouri. Interesting to note DeAngelis had been a finalist for the position two years prior, but the school elected to go with Oliver. DeAngelis signed a three-year contract worth $110,000 annually and started on Aug. 6.
Staffers told me that they hadn't seen him in the last week more than once, and that one time was at Cowboys Stadium when the Javelinas took on West Texas A&M.
You might remember DeAngelis spent seven years with A&M-Corpus Christi and was a part of leadership group who was sanctioned by the NCAA for various violations. He then left the Islanders taking a job as Athletic Director at East Central University in Oklahoma, where he spent five years.
As of now nobody at Texas A&M-Kingsville will comment on the move, other than speculation that this resignation was forced. Ruben Cantu is expected to handle day to day operations until a replacement is found. DeAngelis has yet to return any phone calls.
The South Texan snapped this picture of DeAngelis loading a moving truck on Thursday afternoon. He and his family were renting a home.
I've also heard rumblings that he may be returning to East Central University, since they have yet to fill their Athletic Director opening.
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