Killgore named Linfield athletic director

Professor Garry KillgoreGarry Killgore has been selected to succeed longtime Linfield College director of athletics Scott Carnahan at the end of the 2016-17 academic year, President Thomas L. Hellie announced Wednesday.

At an institution known for the longevity of its coaches and the success of its teams, Killgore becomes just the fifth athletic director at Linfield since 1949. He follows Carnahan (1996-2016), Ad Rutschman (1973-96), Roy Helser (1968-73) and Paul Durham (1949-68) in the athletic director’s chair.

“Garry Killgore is a rare combination of entrepreneur and collaborator,” said Hellie. “He works well with others, communicates clearly and is highly creative. Most importantly, he is committed to the welfare and success of our students — as evidenced by the many tributes paid to him by his former student-athletes. Garry understands and embraces Linfield’s proud tradition, and I’m confident that he will be an effective athletic director.”

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