Karlton Creech began his tenure as Director of Athletics at the University of Maine on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Creech was named Director of Athletics at Maine in early January by President Paul Ferguson.
Creech comes to Maine after serving as senior associate director of athletics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He brings 10 years of senior athletics administration experience to UMaine.
Creech replaces Steve Abbott, who served as Director of Athletics the previous three years, prior to leaving in November. Seth Woodcock has been serving as interim Director of Athletics until today.
Creech, a native of Chapel Hill, received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from North Carolina State University and will complete a master of arts degree in management and leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 2014. His wife, Staci, is a Pennsylvania native who attended UNC on a golf scholarship and received a bachelor of arts in elementary education.