UH gets associate athletic director
Carl Clapp has accepted the post after serving as St. Mary's athletic director since 2000
The athletic director at St. Mary's College of California accepted the post of associate athletic director at Hawaii yesterday, sources told the Star-Bulletin.
Carl Clapp, who was the athletic director at St. Mary's since 2000, interviewed at UH last week. UH officials declined comment yesterday and Clapp could not be reached.
Pending upper-campus approval, Clapp replaces Tom Sadler. Sadler left UH last September after becoming athletic director Herman Frazier's day-to-day internal operations manager in 2003. It is expected Clapp will fill a similar role, and receive a salary close to the $110,000 per year that Sadler received.
At St. Mary's, Clapp directed a program with 14 NCAA Division I athletic programs, as well as recreational sports, according to his biography on the school's Web site. St. Mary's dropped football in 2004.
Prior to St. Mary's, Clapp was athletic director at the University of Redlands from 1995 to 2000. He was also director of athletics at Avila College in Kansas City, Mo., from 1992 to 1995 and was commissioner of the Midlands Collegiate Conference in 1994 and 1995. Clapp was assistant athletic director for external affairs at Emporia State University from 1988 to 1992.
He was an assistant football coach at four colleges -- including Arizona State, where he worked in the same department with Frazier -- after graduation from UC Santa Barbara. He also has a master's degree from Arizona.