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May 15, 2008 at 5:07 PM

Nelson hopes to be candidate

As reported here yesterday, the search for a new athletic director is ongoing, and may not be done for three or four weeks, if then.
Of the rumored candidates to become UW’s new athletic director, the one who may have the closest ties to the school is Chuck Nelson.
Nelson, an Everett native, was UW’s kicker from 1979-82 setting a number of school, conference and NCAA records, notably hitting 30 in a row from late in the 1981 season to late in 1982.
He’s also the color man on the UW football broadcasts and since 2005 has been the executive director of the Boeing Classic golf tournament on the Champions Tour.
Here’s a Seattle Times profile from 2005 detailing his career and role with the Boeing Classic, in which he handles a budget of roughly $5 million and more than 1,000 volunteers.
Nelson won’t say whether he has been contacted by UW, but he will say that he hopes to be a candidate for the job. Nelson said when the job came open in December that he would like to be considered, and said this week he continues to hope he will be considered.
“I’m still interested and would be excited should they decide to have me involved in the process,” he said.
UW is trying to be as secretive as possible with this search, and while there are surely other candidates out there, Nelson remains the only one who has publicly declared his interest.

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