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Mystery over Macalester athletics director's sudden exit

Kim Chandler has left the post after 9 years.
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Macalester College is looking for a new director of athletics after the previous AD left abruptly last week.

There have been no details made available as to why Kim Chandler is no longer in the position at Macalester, nor whether her departure was of her own accord or if she was forced out.

In a statement to BMTN on Tuesday, a Macalester spokeswoman said: "Kim Chandler has left Macalester College. As the Director of Athletics for the past nine years, Chandler oversaw Macalester’s 21 NCAA Division III athletic programs."

"The college is making plans to kick off a search for a new Director of Athletics," she added.

Emails sent to Chandler's email address bounce back with a message: "Please note that Kim Chandler is no longer with Macalester College."

Her profile page on the Macalester website has also been scrubbed.

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Chandler joined Macalester in 2008 from Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she was the AD.

Prior to that, she was the head women's basketball coach for three years at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan.

She also played at Ohio Northern University, where she was a basketball standout in the mid-1980s.

According to the Star Tribune, the biggest achievement for Macalester during her tenure was its football team reaching the NCAA playoffs for the first time in its history in 2014.

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