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Published: Monday, 3/25/2013

BGSU athletic director takes position at Xavier


CINCINNATI – Xavier University announced Monday that Greg Christopher will become the school’s new athletics director.

Christopher, who currently holds that position at Bowling Green State University, will be formally introduced at a press conference today. He replaces Mike Bobinski, who accepted the Georgia Tech A.D. position in January.

“BGSU is a special place,” Christopher said in a release. “I am grateful for the opportunity that I’ve had to serve our university and student-athletes. While I am excited about the move to Xavier, I will miss an incredible group of people that made going to work something I looked forward to each day.

“BGSU’s coaches, staff and student-athletes embody the true spirit of college athletics. I look forward to following the Falcons in the future.”

Christopher, who became the school's 12th athletics director in July of 2006, oversaw the Falcons’ 18-sport program, which has a budget of $21 million and more than 100 staff members.

The Falcons have won 11 Mid-American Conference championships in Christopher’s tenure, and the women’s basketball team became the first program in MAC history to advance to the Sweet 16. The BGSU football team has played in three bowl games, most recently the 2012 Military Bowl in Washington, D.C.

“Greg Christopher has had a major leadership role in the University and in building a strong reputation for BGSU in the MAC and nationally,” Bowling Green President Mary Ellen Mazey said in a release. “We will miss him greatly but know that he will have an outstanding future at Xavier.”

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