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SDSU Hires Familiar Face As Athletic Director

John David Wicker Replaces His Former Boss

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    SDSU Hires Familiar Face As Athletic Director
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    San Diego State turned to a familiar face to lead its athletic department.

    University President Elliot Hirshman introduced John David Wicker as the school’s new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

    It’s a homecoming for Wicker, who worked at SDSU for four years before spending the past year at Georgia Tech.

    “It feels great to be back on the Mesa,” Wicker said. “I loved my four years here with the coaches, the staff and all the student athletes. I’m thrilled with this opportunity and I am looking forward to helping SDSU Athletics move to the next level of success.”

    In early August, Jim Sterk left Montezuma Mesa to take over as the Athletics Director at the University of Missouri.

    Sterk served as SDSU’s Athletic Director from February 2010 to August 2016.

    Wicker worked with Sterk as SDSU’s Deputy Athletic Director from 2011 to July of 2015 and was involved in many facets of the program.

    Wicker concentrated on overseeing business operations, human resources, capital projects, facilities, academics, and the day-to-day operations of the Aztec athletics department.

    Wicker also spent time at Washington State University where he helped coordinate home athletic events, conference tournaments and event planning as the Associate Athletic Director for Event and Facility Operations.