Kansas Fires Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger

Kansas has announced that they have fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger, citing a lack of progress in key areas.

Chancellor Douglas Girod announced the decision on Monday, in a letter that has been posted online, stating that  he met with Zenger on Monday morning to inform him of the decision, and naming deputy athletic director Sean Lester as interim athletic director.

“Sheahon has been a loyal Jayhawk, and our athletics department has improved in many areas under his leadership,” Girod wrote. “But athletics continues to face a number of challenges, and progress in key areas has been elusive.”

Zenger, 52, became Kansas’ athletic director in February 2011 and the the program won the Big 12 in each year, making two Final Fours and four Elite Eight appearances during his tenure.

Girod also wrote about Jayhawks’ football coach David Beaty on Monday and stated that he expects the football coach to “continue recruiting hard and getting his team ready for the season.”

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