Colorado hired Rick George for its vacant athletic director position, the school announced Wednesday. George, who is president of business operations for the Texas Rangers, is returning to Colorado after serving as an assistant AD for football operations from 1987 to 1991. He start his new job on Aug. 12. George replaces Mike Bohn, who was forced to resign in May. "I am delighted that Rick has accepted our offer to lead our athletic department," Colorado chancellor Phillip P. DiStefano said in a statement. "Rick's financial and management acumen, his networking and relationship development skills, and his enthusiasm, work ethic and principled leadership all make him the ideal leader for CU athletics at this important and challenging moment in our history." Colorado's athletic department has struggled financially and the football program has not had a winning season since 2005, free-falling to a 1-11 record in 2012. George joined the Rangers in 2010 after working as an executive for the PGA Tour. He has additional college experience at Illinois and Vanderbilt "I am honored to be selected as director of intercollegiate athletics at CU-Boulder," George said. "CU is a special place for my family and me, and this is a marvelous opportunity at a great university in the best collegiate athletic conference in the country. I am looking forward to getting back to CU to begin working at this great institution."
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