After announcing last week that Kevin Price, the senior associate athletics director for external operations at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, was hired to become the athletics director at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, UAM and Price mutually agreed to not move forward in that hiring, according to a UAM news release.

The news release did not indicate a reason for the change in plans. It simply says, “Upon further discussion and evaluation, UAM and Mr. Price have mutually agreed to not move forward in naming Mr. Price to the job.”

UAM Chancellor Dr. Karla Hughes commended the search committee on their hard work and will determine how best to fill the athletics director position vacancy in the near future, according to the news release.

UAM Head Baseball Coach John Harvey served as athletics director from November 2016 until July 2018.

In November 2016, Harvey was named interim athletics director (continuing as head baseball coach), after former director Chris Ratcliff resigned. In June 2017, Harvey was named athletics director. He stepped down from those duties in July 2018 to focus on baseball.