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MSU names Alan Haller as Athletic Director

Michigan State University Board of Trustees named Alan Haller their new athletic director.
Michigan State University Board of Trustees named Alan Haller their new athletic director.(Michigan State University)
Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 11:43 AM EDT
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has named Alan Haller as the 20th athletic director of MSU.

On August 5, former athletic director Bill Beekman retired after spending three years at the position. He will transition to a new role as vice president for strategic initiatives.

After the announcement, the university launched a national search firm to fill the position for the fall once Beekman transitions to his new position.

Haller joined the MSU Athletic Department in 2010, and was promoted to Deputy Athletic Director in 2019 after serving as the Chief of Staff and Senior Associate Director the previous three years. This position is effective today through 2026.

Prior to his appointment to MSU athletics, Haller was a 1st Lieutenant for the MSU Police Department and served for 13 years. He also played cornerback for MSU from 1988-1991, and was eventually drafted in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992. He spent three seasons in the NFL playing for Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Carolina.

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