(Columbia) Earlier today, the University of Missouri and AD Jim Sterk agreed that he will step down from his position. In a press release from the university, UM President Mun Choi says “We are grateful for the dedicated leadership Sterk has provided over the past five years. We now begin a national search for a visionary athletic director who will develop a strategic plan for Mizzou.” The University of Missouri starts its search for the 21st Athletic Director in the school’s history, Sterk will continue his rolls until a replacement is found.