Colorado State names Joe Parker new athletic director

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Joe Parker, who has served as deputy athletic director at Texas Tech for the last four years, has been named Colorado State’s new athletic director.

Parker was introduced at a news conference Tuesday. He’ll begin his new job April 6.

Parker also has worked at the University of Michigan, where he was an All-American swimmer, and at the University of Oklahoma and Washington State.

Parker replaces Jack Graham, who was fired in August by Colorado State University President Tony Frank.