Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk will step down from his position after a "mutual" agreement was reached, the school announced on Monday. Sterk, who has served as Missouri's athletic director since 2016 when he took over for Mack Rhoades after Rhoades left for the same position at Baylor, will remain in the position until his successor is named.
Sterk has been instrumental in multiple upgrades within the Missouri athletic department. The school recently finished a $98 million upgrade to the south end zone of Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium that opened in 2019. He led the fundraising effort to design and build a $34 million indoor practice facility for the football team that is slated to begin construction this fall, and he also captained the search to hire Eli Drinkwitz prior to the 2020 football season following the dismissal of Barry Odom.