Missouri Western Partners with Collegiate Consulting for Director of Athletics Search

ATLANTA (Feb. 6, 2022) – Collegiate Consulting has been retained by Missouri Western State University to assist in their search for its next director of athletics.

Founded in 1915 in Saint Joseph, Mo., the school became Missouri Western State College in 1973.  It was granted university status in 2005 and began offering graduate degrees in 2007. Currently, the university offers 712 undergraduate degrees.

The Griffons compete in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in NCAA Division II. In 2017, Missouri Western added six new sports –offering a total of 16 sports. Recent athletic successes include the current #22 women’s soccer team and a storied competitive football program. Also, the school has been the summer training camp for the Kansas City Chiefs since 2010.

Collegiate Consulting will focus its search on meeting the high standards of Missouri Western’s athletic department, whose mission is “first-class student-athlete experiences (academically, athletically and socially), championship-level athletic competition, fiscal, compliance, ethical integrity and transparency, and added value to the university, community and region.” Collegiate Consulting will also facilitate in-depth candidate sourcing/screenings, evaluations and all-encompassing professional reviews in its search for athletic director.

Former MWSU Athletic Director Josh Looney accepted a position at North Alabama. Theresa Grosbach, who was named Missouri Western’s interim director of athletics in September, currently serves in that role.


The posting for the job can be found here and interested candidates need to submit their letter of interest, resume and references to sbina@collegiateconsulting.com. All applicants should subject their application email as follows: “Missouri Western State Application – NAME.”

Collegiate Consulting has worked on 24 projects in the state of Missouri and more than 75 projects Division II institutions. It’s most recent search, was assisting the University of West Georgia with its director of athletics search.