Air Force gives Mueh one-year deal

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy has hired
Hans J. Mueh as athletic director, a position he has held on a
temporary basis for about a year.

The 61-year-old Mueh was hired last July without a national
search after another candidate backed out. Air Force policy
dictated that he be given only a one-year contract.

Academy superintendent Lt. Gen. John Rosa interviewed two other
finalists for the position before hiring Mueh, the academy's first
civilian athletic director. Mueh, a 1966 academy graduate, retired
from the military in July.

Mueh taught chemistry at the academy and served on the group
that established the Mountain West Conference. As athletic
director, he is responsible for 27 Division I programs and the
academy's physical education programs.