DATE:  June 16, 2006       
CONTACT: Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs Manager, (361) 825-2337; or Steve Paschal, Communications Specialist (361) 825-2336

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WHO:            Scott Farmer, Candidate for the Position of Athletics Director at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
WHAT:          Interview with Scott Farmer, Candidate for Position of Athletics Director
WHEN:          Monday, June 19 from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE:        Omni Bayfront Hotel, Matagorda Room

Media to Have Opportunity to Meet Final Candidate for Position of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletics Director
Troy University Associate Athletics Director Scott Farmer, one of four finalists for the position of athletics director at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will be available to meet with media on Monday, June 19 from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in the Matagorda Room of the Omni Bayfront Hotel.

Farmer has been senior associate director of athletics for internal affairs at Troy University since 1999 where he has supervised the day-to-day operation of the athletics department, preparing and overseeing the athletics department budget and coordinating with the director on the planning, implementation and administration of the University’s 16 NCAA Division I-A programs. After graduating from Georgia Southern with a degree in health and physical education, he earned his master’s in sports management from the University and, in 1990, joined the Georgia Southern athletics department as assistant director.