Kansas State’s athletic department has announced the hiring of Clint Dowdle to fill the role of assistant athletic director for administration, and will be charged with responsibility daily operation of the university’s football program. The hiring was announced Thursday by head athletic director John Currie. Dowdle comes to K-State following a little over four years serving at Bowling Green University.
Dowdle spent four years with Bowling Green while serving as the director of football operations. In 2012, the Falcons went 8-5 (6-2 in the MAC) and received an invitation to play #24 San Jose State in the Military Bowl, where they were defeated 29-20. Before his hiring at Bowling Green, he served as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Tennessee before being hired as Assistant Director of Football Operations. Dowdle’s position working with the offense and general football operations helped Tennessee to the SEC East Division title and an Outback Bowl triumph in 2007. His success led to an opportunity with Bowling Green, and Kansas State is the next step in his career. Dowdle also spent the past two years as an Assistant Athletics Director for Football at Bowling Green.
Clint’s new positions has been described by the athletic department as “a member of Currie’s senior staff and serve as the daily sport liaison for the football program. In addition, Dowdle will support the daily operations of several other sports as well as equipment operations while also managing special projects and coordinating department communication with the KSA Board of Directors.”
Dowdle brings a lot of youthful energy to this position, and it’s exciting to see this young man receive such the opportunity. Commenting on his selection, Dowdle stated that, “I am absolutely thrilled to become a member of the Kansas State Athletics Department… I am thankful to John Currie and the rest of the senior management team for providing me with this great opportunity. The substantial success of K-State Athletics, under the direction of John and leadership of President Schulz, has been remarkable, and I have long admired Coach Snyder and the principles of his program. This is a special time at K-State, and I am grateful for the opportunity to become a member of the Wildcat family.”