I want to take this opportunity to thank Mountaineer Nation for the incredible interest and support you have shown my family and me these last four and a half years that I have served as your athletic director.
My wife, Kathy, and I have enjoyed every minute of our time in Morgantown, and leave taking great pride in the many strides our athletic program has made. Since 2010, we’ve joined a new conference, initiated more than $125 million in capital improvement projects including a new ballpark now under construction at the University Town Centre, reorganized the athletic department, substantially increased our athletic budget to bring it more in line with our peer institutions, hired several outstanding up-and-coming coaches and revived men’s golf as the WVU’s 18th varsity sport.
This new opportunity with the NCAA is interesting and enticing because intercollegiate athletics is confronted with many great challenges, and the ability to be able to make a difference at a national level is something that has always been attractive and appealing to me.
My time here at West Virginia University simply reaffirms the great passion and love that I have always had for my alma mater, beginning when I was a student-athlete on the Mountaineer football team and continuing throughout my professional career.
We leave with a small measure of sadness, but we also leave with a considerable amount of satisfaction knowing that West Virginia University is positioned for even greater success in the years to come.
Let’s Go Mountaineers!
Via – WVUSports.com