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New Robert Morris athletic director discusses return to alma mater

Tim Benz
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Robert Morris University
Chris King has been named vice president and director of athletics at Robert Morris University.

In Wednesday’s “Breakfast With Benz” podcast, I’m joined by new Robert Morris Athletic Director Chris King to discuss his return to his alma mater.

King, an Apollo native, assumes the job on June 1.

He talks about how to best utilize the new UPMC Events Center. We also get into the prospects for a new hockey building.

He talks about budget challenges, diving into tackling those financial matters and trying to increase fundraising.

Then there is the issue of retaining some of the established coaches within the Athletic Department.


LISTEN: New RMU Athletic Director Chris King


Also, when it comes to overseeing sports such as hockey and lacrosse, King has never managed those. Are there challenges to that dynamic?

And there is the internal pressure of demanding success of yourself as you return to your home city.

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tim at [email protected] or via Twitter. All tweets could be reposted. All emails are subject to publication unless specified otherwise.

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