Most of the time, schools from the "BCS" leagues are raiding the MAC for coaching and administrative talent. This time, the tables have been turned, as Bowling Green has snatched Chris Kingston away from North Carolina State University to become the Falcons' newest Director of Athletics.
Kingston had served NCSU as Senior Associate Director of Athletics before being promoted to Executive Senior Associate Director of Athletics. He has been with the Wolfpack for almost three years. Among his many duties was the oversight of the football and men's basketball programs.
Since 2010, N.C. State football has gone 24-15 with three winning seasons, three bowl appearances and two bowl victories. Under Kingston's watch, the basketball program brought in Mark Gottfried as coach and has proceeded to go 48-24 (20-14 ACC) over the last two years. That includes two fourth-place league finishes, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and a Sweet Sixteen berth after the 2011-2012 season.
Kingston holds an undergraduate degree from Central Florida and spent 15 years in the United States Army. He graduated from the Executive Program of the Sport Management Institute in 2010 and has studied business at both the University of Michigan and University of Texas.
It remains to be seen if this move will satisfy the section of fans who have been clamoring for change at BGSU, but this move certainly points in the direction that many of those fans wanted.
Kingston will be officially introduced at a press conference tomorrow afternoon and will begin work at BGSU on July 15th.