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Jay introduced as Hawaii athletic director

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:31 p.m. HST, Dec 20, 2012

Incoming University of Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay made his first local media appearance today.

Jay, 55, comes most recently from Ohio State where he was in charge of finance in the athletic department.

His starting date is Jan. 14 and his base salary is $293,000 per year. Jay has a five-year contract.

"One of the first things I'll do is sit down with the staff," Jay said. "There's still much for me to learn."

Jay replaces Jim Donovan, who was suspended and reassigned to another job last summer in the wake of a scam in which UH lost $200,000. In a subsequent investigation Donovan was cleared of any legal wrongdoing. He was recently hired as athletic director at Cal State-Fullerton.

Rockne Freitas has served as UH acting athletic director since July. Freitas, who is a UH vice president, did not apply for the permanant AD position.

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entrkn wrote:
This man can do a Lot of good things for Hawaii and UH, if we let him...
on December 20,2012 | 03:51PM
64hoo wrote:
hay bengay is good for alot of problems.
on December 20,2012 | 08:07PM
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