University of Maine Athletic Director Blake James is leaving the school to take a job at the University of Miami. James will serve as senior associate athletic director for external affairs. He previously worked at Miami from 1998 to 2001. He will leave in early September.â€œBlake has done an outstanding job managing the UMaine athletic department, and we will miss him,â€ says UMaine President Robert Kennedy in a release.James came to Maine in 2003 and became athletic director in 2005. In 2007, UMaine won the America East Academic Cup Award, given to the conference member institution with the highest overall grade point average among student-athletes.He has also held positions at the University of Nebraska and Providence College.