ABERDEEN, S.D. (NSUWolves.com) – Northern State University Deputy Director of Athletics Zach Flakus announced his resignation Wednesday, after spending nearly 20 years with Northern.

Flakus has been named general manager of Jackrabbit Sport Properties (South Dakota State University) for Learfield/IMG College. He will start the position in January.

Flakus was instrumental in the fundraising, planning and construction of several recent NSU Athletic upgrades, including the Athletic and Recreation Fields; Barnett Center/Wachs Arena renovations (flooring and center hung scoreboard); and the future on-campus Regional Sports Complex.

Flakus held several positions while at Northern, working with alumni, boosters and fans in his roles, which ranged from development to operations.

Flakus thanked the NSU Wolves Club and its board members for their commitment to excellence. “NSU is a special place with amazing fans who lead the nation in attendance while raising millions of dollars for facilities, scholarships and team support. Northern is truly a special place.”