Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Former OSU official to lead UCO athletics

Joe Muller, a former associate athletic director at Oklahoma State, will be introduced this morning as the athletic director at the University of Central Oklahoma.

The Stillwater native has earned two degrees from OSU: a bachelor's in Radio-TV-Film in 1981 and a master's in mass communicatons in 1993.

He was associate athletic director for development and external relations at OSU from 2002-06. He has been the senior associate AD for external affairs at Purdue since August 2006.

Two months after resigning from OSU, Muller was one of six defendants in a lawsuit filed by Teresa J. Barnard, the person whose vehicle was hit by former OSU basketball coach Eddie Sutton on Feb. 10, 2006.

At UCO, Muller will succeed Bill Farley, who moved into the UCO Foundation's development department April 23. Farley had been UCO's athletic director since June 9, 2003.

Muller also was OSU's director of athletic marketing and promotions from 1985-90. Then he worked in the television industry from 1990-2002, as general manager of TV stations in Wichita Falls, Amarillo and Oklahoma City.

He also served as vice president of affiliate relations/network distribution for the Hispanic Television Network and was vice president for network distribution/affiliate relations for the Fox Television Network.

Muller and his wife, Julie, have three sons: Jaxon, Brandon and Matthew.

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