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Florida AD Jeremy Foley stepping down after 25 years
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Florida AD Jeremy Foley stepping down after 25 years

Published Jun. 13, 2016 12:04 p.m. ET

One of college sports most successful athletic directors is leaving after a 40-year career that began in the ticket office.

Florida AD Jeremy Foley will officially retire on Oct. 1, the school announced on Monday.

That will cap a 25-year run as athletic director for the Gators, a span in which the school has earned two NCAA basketball championships and three football national championships. In all team sports, the Gators have earned 27 titles during his tenure.

He's the only athletic director in Div. 1 history to oversee a program that won multiple championships in both football and basketball


The school has also never ranked below 7th in the NCAA All-Sport Rankings in that time, and no worse than fourth since 2008.

According to his profile on the school's web site, Foley started as an intern in the ticket office in 1976. He worked his way into a full-time job and eventually up to ticketing manager. He held multiple other positions before being named athletic director in 1992.

He'll remain as emeritus athletic director for the duration of his contract.


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