Lexington - Dave Diles will become VMI's new Director of Athletics.
Diles comes to VMI from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he's served as Director of Athletics since 2005. Diles succeeds Donny White, who will retire in November after 15 years as A.D.
Diles is a veteran athletic administrator with more than 20 years experience, including serving as head athletics director for 11 combined years at two Division I institutions.
"There is a great foundation that Donny White has left in place," he continued. "That gives me great confidence as I step in this position at VMI."
Diles was previously director of intercollegiate athletics at Eastern Michigan University (1999-2005) and was vice president and director of athletics at St. Bonaventure University (1994-99).
A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Diles is a 1983 graduate of Ohio University, where he also earned a master's degree in sports administration. He was awarded a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from the University of Michigan in 1988.
Diles is married to Suzanne Irene Diles, and they have two sons, Matthew (22) and Mitchell (21).