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GSU names athletic director
Kent State's Kleinlein to replace Baker
Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel, right, introduces Tom Kleinlein as the new athletic director during a news conference Monday.
After 132 days of searching for a director of athletics, Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel introduced Tom Kleinlein, the deputy athletic director at Kent State University, Monday evening at a press conference in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center. Kleinlein will replace Sam Baker, who resigned from the GSU director of athletics position on July 27 after 17 years in the role. Throughout the day Monday, Kleinlein and Chris Kingston, the senior associate director of athletics at North Carolina State University, interviewed for the position.