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Marshall tabs Steele interim AD

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — David Steele, associate athletic director for finance at Marshall University, has been appointed the university’s interim athletic director, President Stephen J. Kopp announced Wednesday.

Steele replaces Bob Marcum, who retired. A nationwide search for a permanent athletic director is under way.

Steele, who grew up in Texas, has been at Marshall since fall 1995. His current responsibilities include overseeing business operations, budgeting, video and concessions, while assisting the athletic director with football scheduling.

Steele also is treasurer and a member of the Big Green Executive Committee.

Steele and his wife, Diana, have one daughter, Madison, 18.

Choose Your Seat

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall University Ticket Office is hosting its second “Choose a Seat” day on Saturday, July 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards’ Stadium. Available seat locations will be marked and on sale to the general public.

All persons who sign up as first-time season ticket holders or current season ticket holders who purchase additional seats will receive a free Red Dawson autographed DVD of the movie “We Are Marshall.” These collector items will be available only while supplies last.

The 2009 schedule features six Saturday home games, including a homecoming showdown with Conference USA rival East Carolina. Also, an old Mid American Conference rival comes to town on Sept. 19 when Bowling Green State University takes on the Thundering Herd.

A variety of ticket options are available and season ticket prices start as low as $88 (33 percent savings) and range up to $579.

Anyone who purchases season tickets for the 2009 season will have the opportunity to renew those exact same seats for the 2010 season when West Virginia University comes back to Huntington for the second time in four years.

For more information contact the MU Ticket Office at 1-800-THE-HERD or 304-696-HERD.