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Mississippi State announces Zac Selmon as Athletics Director

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Mississippi State has announced Zac Selmon as the university’s new Athletics Director.

From 2017-2021, Selmon served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Advancement/Administration at the University of Oklahoma. He was elevated to Deputy Athletics Director for External Engagement and Advancement in 2022.

Under Selmon’s leadership, Oklahoma’s Sooner Club set annual giving records for donations in 2018 and 2019. The former OU Deputy AD also activated new philanthropic annual membership levels and developed the fundraising strategy for the university’s athletics department’s $200 million capital campaign.

A four-year dean’s list member as a student-athlete at Wake Forest University, Selmon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and international studies in 2007. He was a four-year starter at tight end on the Demon Deacons’ football team.

In 2010, Selmon graduated from OU with a master’s degree in education and an emphasis in intercollegiate athletics administration.

“We’ve talked about the Selmons and their great football legacy. Zac’s experience as a successful student-athlete at Wake Forest is an important component as is his relevant athletics administration experience,” MSU President Dr. Mark Keenum said. “But I think my focus during the interview process was how seamlessly Zac’s values of family, faith and character align with those of Mississippi State University.”

Selmon, the first Black AD in MSU history, replaces John Cohen, who left his position in Starkville to hold the same title at Auburn on October 31, 2022.

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