The summer hiring of Terry Tumey as Fresno State’s new athletic director has been followed by a shake-up in the department’s top ranks.
Steve Robertello, who served as the interim athletics director and was a finalist for the job that Tumey landed, was reassigned in August. He now is the special assistant to the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, the university said Thursday.
Robertello came to Fresno State in 2012 after more than 10 years at Washington State, where he rose to associate athletic director.
Ladwig, Kriebs Put on Paid Leave
Paul Ladwig, an athletic department administrator since 2005, has been on paid leave since Sept. 6. A university spokeswoman said that his employment will end June 7, 2019.
Ladwig joined the Bulldogs in 2005, following then-athletic director Thomas Boeh from Ohio University.
He kicked off the news conference announcing the hiring of Tumey on June 25, 2018.
An 18-year department veteran, John Kriebs, also went on paid leave on Sept. 6. His ending date with Fresno State is June 24, 2019, the university said.
Kriebs most recently was the associate athletics director for internal operations.
Carl Ueland, vice president of the Bulldog Foundation, said Ladwig’s departure took him by surprise.
“I liked Paul, he was a pretty good guy. It’s the new athletic director’s choice, but I don’t know what his rationale was,” Ueland said.
Fresno State Turnover
President Joseph Castro dismissed Boeh in 2014, hiring Jim Bartko later that year. Bartko resigned last November amid controversy.
Fresno State hired Tumey, a former NFL executive and UC Davis athletics director, from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.