Athletic Director James Leaving Maine

Athletic director Blake James is leaving Maine to join the athletic department staff at Miami (Fla.).

James, who has served as the Maine AD since July 2005, will be the senior associate athletic director for external affairs at Miami.

He joined Maine’s athletic department in 2003 as a senior associate athletic director, then became the interim AD in 2005. He was chosen for the full-time role in May 2006.

The school did not immediately announce plans for a replacement.