Change is afoot with the leadership in the Oklahoma State athletic department.
University President Burns Hargis will present a proposed transition of power to the Board of Regents on Friday which would see Mike Holder, current Athletic Director, move to athletic director emeritus and promote associate athletic director Chad Weiberg to Holder’s old post.
“We are pleased to announce Chad Weiberg will serve as the next leader of our athletic department at Oklahoma State University, effective July 1,” Rick Davis, Chair of the OSU/A&M Regents, said in a press release. “Chad’s appointment ensures our athletic department maintains its momentum and retains management continuity essential for long-term success.”
Weiberg is a graduate of Oklahoma State, and returned to the Cowboys in May 2017 where he was hired to his current post, where he has served as the chief operating officer.
“I am humbled by this opportunity. I want to thank the Regents, President Burns Hargis and Mike Holder, and am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of building on their success,” Weiberg said. “I have loved Oklahoma State since my dad, Mick, coached on Paul Hansen’s basketball staff in the 1980s. It is a special place with special people and storied athletic tradition.”
Holder will remain as a key advisor to the athletic department, where he will continue to help fund raise and assist with facility development.
“It is hard to describe the magnitude of the impact Mike Holder has had on Oklahoma State Athletics during his 16-year tenure,” Davis said. “He has elevated our athletic program to a level once unimaginable in national prominence and prestige by developing and building athletic facilities on par with any in the nation.”
Weiberg will be awarded a four-year contract worth $750,000 annually.
“Today is about the future of Oklahoma State University athletics,” Holder said. “Chad Weiberg is the new sheriff in town and he needs all of us to saddle up and ride for the brand.
“Get ready Cowboys and Cowgirls. If you do your part, then the best is yet to come.”