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Montana Tech Hires New Athletic Director

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Montana Tech officially has a new athletic director.

The announcement comes after the school spent the last three months searching for Charles Bradley’s replacement.

For the last three months, coach Bob Green has served as the Montana Tech athletic director on an interim basis.

Green will hand over the torch to new A.D. David Lau.

"I thought all the candidates certainly had their strengths,” said Coach Bob Green. “I thought they were all outstanding. Dave came to the fore-front. I think he has a nice combination of administrative experience athletically and fundraising."

Lau comes to Montana Tech from Missouri Western University where he served as assistant director of athletics for development.

Lau has been at Missouri Western for eleven years, and is known for raising $300,000 annually for the school.

"He has those skills administratively and that experience fundraising,” Green said. “He's anxious to have his own show, to run his operation, to be the guy. I think he'll do a great job."

Lau takes over for Charles Bradley who was fired from the position in January, for unknown reasons.

Since then, the school and Bradley came to a settlement, where tech agreed to pay $40,000.

"In three and a half months here, we haven't talked about anything that went on previously,” said Green. “We're talking about what we're doing now and what we're going to do. We're like sled dogs, and looking straight ahead."

Coach Green will remain on board with the Tech Foundation.

"Athletic Director is a big job. There's something on the agenda every day. It's a big elephant. He needs to take one big at a time. He'll do a great job. Dave will do a great job."

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