Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

State sports brief

- — Democrat-Gazette Press Services

Arkansas Tech hires new AD

Arkansas Tech University hired Mike Leeder as its new athletic director on Monday.

Leeder previously was the athletic director at Georgia Southweste­rn for six years.

Leeder will take leadership of a department that offers 11 sports at the NCAA Division II level: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, women’s tennis, women’s track and field and volleyball.

Arkansas Tech captured the Great American Conference’s All-Sports Trophy as the top overall athletics program in the Great American Conference in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

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