As of last week, Associate Director of Athletics of Operations Cory Driskill has assumed all duties as the new interim director of athletics for ACU.
Driskill will temporarily take over after former athletic director, Jared Mosley, accepted a position with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco as President and CEO.
“It’s really a great opportunity for myself and I’m really excited,” Driskill said. “Jared did such a great job in leading this program for the 11 years that he was here. There’s such a great staff here, and I’m just glad to be here and excited to continue to progress through the fall semester.”
Driskill will act as full-time director of athletics while President Phil Schubert and other ACU faculty and staff continue to search for a permanent replacement.
“I have not been involved with the search,”Driskill said. “That has been primarily Dr. Schubert so far and individuals across campus that he has included. He keeps us updated, and I have full confidence that he will bring in someone that is a perfect fit for ACU and someone who really exhibits everything this university stands for.”
Before his new role, Driskill was appointed as Associate Director of Athletics of Operations for ACU in July 2013. He was originally hired in May 2008 as the Head Athletics Trainer. As AD of Athletics of Operations, Driskill was in charge of facilities, ACU’s three fundraising golf tournaments, a fundraising portfolio focused primarily in Abilene and oversight of athletics training, strength and conditioning.
Driskill said he and Mosley had numerous conversations preparing him for Mosley’s resignation and Driskill’s new role.
“I feel like Jared, over the past year, had been preparing me for this new administrative role,” Driskill said. “So when he told me that he would be accepting the job in Waco, it was really bittersweet, but I felt prepared to step in and continue for the time being. I want to keep this athletic department rolling in the direction that Jared and so many others have worked so hard to move.”