Purdue hires 'competive SOB' Mike Bobinski as new AD

Mike Bobinski

Mike Bobinski has been named the new athletic director at Purdue, it was announced Tuesday.

Bobinski has told Georgia Tech he'll be gone by the end of this month and says he hopes to be in West Lafayette for the football team's season opener against Eastern Kentucky on September 3rd. Since the beginning of the 2013-14 academic year, 498 Georgia Tech student-athletes, almost half annually, received ACC Honor Roll acknowledgement.

Bobinski replaces Morgan Burke, who has served as athletics director since 1993 and announced in January that he would retire June 30, 2017.

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Bobinski, who held the same position at Georgia Tech, hopes to be involved in Purdue's program before the school's first football game on September 3.

"Purdue thanks a remarkable search committee, and our Board Chairman Mike Berghoff who led it personally", Purdue President Mitch Daniels said in written comments. In March, Bobinski fired basketball coach Brian Gregory and hired former Memphis coach Josh Pastner two weeks later. He is a Notre Dame graduate (1979) and got his start in athletics administration there in 1984.

Interviewed early in the search process, Bobinski left this impression on Purdue's president: "Man, if they're all like that ..." In April, four teams were honored for having NCAA-measured academic progress rate scores in the top 10 percent of their respective sports, football, golf, men's swimming and volleyball.