K-State athletics director John Currie leaving for Tennessee

John Currie, director of K-State Athletics, during the presentation of the Ring of Honor Inductees at the K-State vs. South Dakota Football game on Sept. 5, 2015 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The Wildcats dominated the game against the Coyotes 34-0. (File Photo by Cassandra Nguyen | The Collegian)

According to multiple media reports Tuesday morning, Kansas State athletics director John Currie is leaving to accept the same position at Tennessee.

Currie has served as the athletics director for the last eight years, after being hired in 2009. Currie is most notably known for the massive fundraising projects for K-State Athletics, including renovations to Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Currie’s coaching hires include men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber, women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie, men’s golf coach Grant Robbins, cross country coach Ryun Godfrey and women’s tennis coach Danielle Steinberg.

Before Kansas State, Currie worked at Tennessee as an assistant athletics director.

Jimmy Hyams of WNML radio in Knoxville, Tennessee first reported the news on Twitter Tuesday morning.

Tennessee Athletics officially announced Currie’s hire on Twitter.

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