Resignation of Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:

It is with mixed emotions I share with you that Charlie Cobb has accepted the position of Director of Athletics for Georgia State University beginning this fall. While I wish Charlie the best in his new endeavor, his leadership and collegiality will be missed at Appalachian.

The search for a new director of athletics will begin immediately. I have asked Senior Associate Athletic Director Rick Beasley to serve as Interim Athletic Director, and he has graciously accepted. Rick earned both his B.A. and M.A. degrees in political science at Appalachian. He joined Appalachian Athletics in 2006 and is the perfect person to step into this critical role.

I thank Charlie for his dedication to our university and wish the entire Cobb family well as they move on to this new challenge. As more information about the search becomes available, I will keep you updated.


/s/ Sheri N. Everts

Sheri N. Everts