Happy Homecoming for Golden Grizzlies' New AD

July 10, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

"I want a well-rounded experience for our student-athletes."

Oakland University Athletic Director Jeff Konya.

Oakland University’s new athletic director grew up in Metro Detroit, and Jeff Konya says he’s happy to be coming home. The OU board of trustees hired Konya this week, and he officially takes over the Golden Grizzlies sports programs in August. He spent the last four years as the athletic director at Cal State-Bakersfield, and was the A.D. at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma before that. Konya tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller he learned a lot in those jobs. Click on the audio links to hear the conversation.