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Sources: University of Memphis to name new athletic director

(WMC-TV) - Multiple sources are reporting that the University of Memphis will name Tom Bowen their new athletic director.

Bowen has been athletic director at San Jose State University since 2004.

Last Month, university president Shirley Raines called for the formation of an 11 member search committee to find a replacement for outgoing athletic director RC Johnson.  Their work began three weeks ago.

Bowen, a Notre Dame graduate, was rumored to be on the short list of candidates to replace Johnson.

Saturday, the Commercial Appeal and CBSSports.com reported Bowen has accepted the job.

According to the official site of San Jose State University, Bowen's mission there was to build a "culture of champions" academically, athletically, and in the community.  He is also known for taking fundraising at the university to "unprecedented financial heights."

A press conference is set for Monday.

To find out more about Bowen's experience, click here.

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