Source: Niagara hires Simon Gray as new Athletics Director

May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 11:57 PM EDT

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Source: Niagara hires Simon Gray as new Athletics Director

May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 11:57 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) Niagara University has hired Simon Gray as the school's new director of athletics a university source tells Eyewitness Sports Director Jeff Russo. Gray will be introduced at a news conference scheduled for Friday morning.

Gray has been at Eastern Kentucky University for the last nine years and was promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director in the summer of 2011.

Gray will replace Tom Crowley who left Niagara University in September of 2013. Crowley's stint with the Purple Eagles lasted less then a year. Stephen Butler has been working in an interim role for Niagara.

Prior to Eastern Kentucky Gray was the Director of Athletics Public Relations at his alma mater, the University of Richmond.

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