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April 14, 2008 7:59 PM

UW assistant AD headed to Northern Illinois

Posted by Bob Condotta

Jeff Compher, who is the executive associate athletic director at UW, is leaving the school to become the new athletic director at Northern Illinois University, according to this story in the DeKalb Daily Chronicle.

Compher came to UW in July 2004 shortly after the hiring of Todd Turner, having also worked with Turner for five years at Vanderbilt. Once Turner was essentially fired in December it was thought that some of the people he brought to UW would find jobs elsewhere, and Compher is the second associate AD to leave.

Scott Barnes, who had been UW's senior associate AD for advancement, left in March to take over as the new AD at Utah State.

Compher had also been reported to be a finalist for the Miami job earlier this year that instead went to Kirby Hocutt.

At NIU, Compher replaces Jim Phillips, who recently became the new AD at Northwestern. Interestingly, Phillips was considered a candidate for the AD job at UW in 2004 that instead went to Turner.

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