According to a report from goarmywestpoint.com, the Army West Point Athletic Association has named Dan McCarthy as its Interim Director of Athletics. This move follows the departure of previous Athletic Director Boo Corrigan, who left West Point earlier this spring to take on the same role at NC State University. According to the AWPAA, College Sports Associates will head the search for a permanent Athletic Director.

McCarthy has been around Army athletics for quite some time, having played three years with Army's sprint football team during his time as a cadet before graduating in 1990. He served in the Army for 27 years, spending much of that time at West Point as a professor and assistant coach. He also served time in Germany, Somalia, Afghanistan, and elsewhere during his career. He retired from the Army in 2017, having attained the rank of Colonel.

Following his retirement, McCarthy has moved up the ranks, if you will, in the athletic department at West Point. He was the Director of Football Operations for the 2017-18 year (during which the Black Knights won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1996) and moved to the position of Associate Athletic Director for Administration the following year. McCarthy now steps into the AD seat (albeit on an interim basis), and I have no doubt that he will take on this new role with honor.

Oh, and if his last name sounds familiar, that's because he's my uncle. Congratulations, Uncle Dan!