Coonan stepping down as Santa Clara’s athletic director

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dan Coonan is stepping down as Santa Clara’s athletic director to become the executive director of development for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Coonan was Santa Clara’s athletic director for 11 years.

The university said Friday that senior associate athletic director Jeff Mitchell will serve as interim atheltic director. Mitchell has been in the program for nine years.