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Stanislaus names womens soccer coach interim AD
Gabriel Bolton

Vice President and Provost James Strong announced Tuesday that Gabriel Bolton was appointed interim athletics director effective today.

Bolton replaces Milt Richards, who resigned to take a similar position at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

"I'm humbled by the opportunity to lead such a wonderful group of student-athletes, coaches, and staff. I would like to thank President Shirvani and Provost Strong for giving me this opportunity," Bolton said.

Bolton has a distinguished record as head coach of women's soccer for the past seven years, and he also served as the interim director of student Leadership & Development at CSU Stanislaus in 2008-2009. In addition to Bolton's experience in athletics, he possesses a legal background and earned a degree of juris doctor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

"I believe his combined athletics, labor representative and interim director experience provides him with a unique perspective, and I expect that he will capably lead the Department of Athletics as we search for a permanent director," said Strong.

Bolton led the Warriors women's soccer team to a CCAA championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time this season.