McNeely's last day at the Greenbrier is Friday. He starts his new job at Fairmont State on Monday.
"We're going to miss him like crazy," Justice said. "I've gotten to be really good friends with Tim. (His decision) surprised me in some ways, but the way Tim described it to me, it was just a great opportunity for him.
"I think Tim always wanted to get to being an athletic director, he loves sports, he's good at administration. This is something Tim wanted to do."
Although the tournament is in less than four months, Justice said they're not going to rush the process.
"We'll have something on that pretty soon," he said. "We're talking with several people and working with the PGA. That's something we'll take our time about."
An announcement on the tournament's new director could come as soon as Monday.
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JUSTICE SAID there is no news regarding the concert series that already has country music star Kenny Chesney performing on Independence Day.
Chesney will highlight the concert series.
He has won numerous awards, beginning with being named New Male Vocalist of the Year in 1997. Since then, his honors include earning Academy of Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year in 2004-06 and 2008.
"We're still working on it," Justice said. "We're trying to knock it out of the park if we can."
Other names that have been brought up as possibilities for other slots during the week were Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Bruce Springsteen. Justice has indicated that the concert series might be limited to two events this year.
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