2005 Holder named athletic director

Golf coach Mike Holder was name athletic director at OSU in 2005 and soon began overseeing the transition of Boone Pickens Stadium to one of America's most spectacular football facilities. He developed a facilities master plan that has already resulted in the construction of the Sherman Smith Indoor Practice Facility, new football practice fields, a new indoor and outdoor tennis complex and a new outdoor track and field facility. A lead figure in the construction of Karsten Creek Golf Course, which is a fixture on any list of best collegiate facilities in the country, Holder was a finalist for the 2013 National Athletic Director of the Year award from the SportsBusiness Journal.