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What they're saying...about Mike Holder

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Brad Underwood Introduction

Mike Holder, Oklahoma State Athletic Director, speaks at the Brad Underwood introduction on March 23 in Gallagher-Iba Arena

Chad Weiberg, OSU deputy athletic director

“I am humbled by this opportunity. I want to thank the Regents, President Burns Hargis, and Mike Holder, and I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of building on their successes.”

Burns Hargis, OSU President

“I am personally appreciative of his adherence to honest principles in the performance of his duties leading our athletic department.”

Mike Holder, OSU athletic director

“Today is about the future of Oklahoma State University athletics. Chad Weiberg is the new sheriff in town and he needs all of us to saddle up and ride for the brand. Get ready Cowboys and Cowgirls. If you do your part, then the best is yet to come.”

Kenny Gajewski, OSU softball coach

“I'm sad because he did hire me. He gave me the shot of a lifetime when he didn't have to.”

Larry Reece, OSU senior associate athletic director and development

“Today is a day to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments on coach Holder’s watch and what he has meant to the success of OSU Athletics. It’s also a day to celebrate another OSU grad, Chad Weiberg and wish him all the best as our new Athletic Director.”

Kevin Klintworth, senior associate athletic director/communications

“Serious question: Is Mike Holder the greatest fundraiser in the history of college athletics?”

Brett McMurphy, Stadium college football insider

“I can’t think of anyone else in that position that entirely transformed a university’s athletic facilities like Mike did at Oklahoma State. Great ride, Cowboy. Great ride”

Jeremy Smith, former OSU running back

“Mike Holder gave me an opportunity to get back in school and finish so I could graduate. I will thank him for that forever and always and everyone else who helped along the way! Thank you!”