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USF athletic director Doug Woolard to retire in 2015

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USF athletic director Doug Woolard will retire in 2015. (Image courtesy USF) USF athletic director Doug Woolard will retire in 2015. (Image courtesy USF)
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Athletic Director Doug Woolard will retire at the end of his contract in June 2015.

University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft and Woolard made the announcement on Thursday.

Woolard was named to his current position in May 2004.  Under his leadership, the Bulls athletic programs have gained national attention.  Woolard is currently the chair of the American Athletic Conference Athletic Directors, a member of the NCAA Leadership Council and is on the Division I Athletic Directors Board of Directors.

The university sent out a press release which contained the following quote from Woolard:

“I have been truly blessed to enjoy a 40-year career in education and athletics. After Cherrie and I spent some great quality time with our family over the holidays, I have been visiting with the President for the last few weeks about initiating this plan,” Woolard said. “I appreciate the special partnership I’ve enjoyed with President Genshaft and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of the outstanding coaches, members of our administrative staff, generous donors, and most importantly, our wonderful student athletes. Cherrie and I will treasure our time at USF; we are Bulls for life!”

A national search for a new athletic director will begin immediately.

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