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April 26, 2005
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EMU athletic director Dave Diles leaves for position at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio

YPSILANTI - Dave Diles, Eastern Michigan University’s director of athletics for the past six years, has announced that he is leaving to become the director of athletics at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio. He will begin his new job, May 9.

No decision has been made about an interim replacement.

The 43-year-old Diles (6-23-61) served as Eastern Michigan’s director of athletics since June 30, 1999.

Dave Diles
David Diles

Diles joined the EMU athletics staff after serving as the athletics director at St. Bonaventure from 1994-99. From 1997 through the end of his tenure, he had the added duties of vice president. He began his athletics administration career at Central Michigan University from 1989-1991. He moved on to serve in the same capacity at Auburn University from 1991-1994 before St. Bonaventure and Eastern Michigan. Diles also served as the director of athletics at Dexter Community
Schools (1987-1989), was an administrative assistant at the University of Michigan (1985-1987), an assistant director of public relations for the National Football League’s New York Jets and was a ticket and marketing intern for the NFL’s New England Patriots in 1984.

At Case Western, Diles will head a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III intercollegiate athletic program that fields 19 sports (10 men’s, 9 women’s) and participates in the University Athletic Association (UAA). Diles’ other responsibilities on the University Circle campus include the oversight of the recreation program and physical education department.

RELATED: Bob England is named interim EMU Athletic Director

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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