John Currie is the current athletic director at Kansas State University. He took over for departed Bob Krause on June 7, 2009. Currie received a five-year contract at a base salary of $350,000 per year with incentives to be agreed upon. He was the former Executive Associate Athletics Director at the University of Tennessee before coming to Manhattan.
Currie joined the Tennessee staff in 1997 as Executive Director of the Volunteer Athletic Scholarship Fund. Following a two-year stint as Assistant Athletics Director at Wake Forest University.
He began his professional career at Wake Forest in 1993 as a Deacon Club intern before being named Assistant Deacon Club Director in 1994, a position he held until 1997.
Currie earned his masters in sports management from Tennessee in 2003 and is a 1993 Wake Forest graduate. He and his wife Mary Lawrence, have three children, Jack, Virginia and Mary-Dell.