Southeast Names Shafer as Director of Athletics

Southeast Names Shafer as Director of Athletics
By: Heartland Sports

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Southeast Missouri State University has named John Shafer as the Director of Athletics.

The 62-year old semi-retired Shafer most recently served as athletic director at Eastern Kentucky University.
Shafer was the AD at EKU from 2003-04.  Prior to that, he held the same position at Ole Miss from 1998-2002.
He replaces Don Kaverman who was relieved of his athletic director duties Oct. 9 and placed on administrative leave.
Shafer says his first order of business at Southeast will be to get to know the Southeast Missouri family - the staff, the faculty and especially the student athletes.
As stated in his contract, Shafer will receive a $120,000 a year salary.  His contract begins in February 2009 and ends June 30, 2012.