BERKELEY (KCBS)— UC Berkeley wrestling coach and alum H. Michael Williams has been tapped to replace outgoing Athletic Director Sandy Barbour. UC’s chancellor made the announcement Friday, saying their sports program needs a new direction.
Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said Williams; a well-known university figure will be the interim replacement for Barbour who will step down from her position effective July 15th.
Barbour saw plenty of success in her 10 years on the field, including 19 team national championships, but recent off the field setbacks, most notably a report that came out last year that listed Cal’s football program as having the worst graduation rate among 72 major conference universities. That had Chancellor Dirks worried.