Gators have strategy for replacing Jeremy Foley


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Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley will retire in October after leading Gators athletics for 25 years. He stood watch over back-to-back national championships for basketball, three national championships in football and hired coaches like Billy Donovan, Kevin O'Sullivan (soccer) and Becky Burleigh (soccer).

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It was announced on Wednesday that an eight-person search committee to find the replacement for Foley. The committee will be led by Manny Fernandez --- a former Florida trustee. President Kent Fuchs has full confidence in the committee and Fernandez to find a new AD before October 1.

"It is important that we identify a slate of qualified candidates who can build on the UAA's [University Athletic Association] previous successes," said Fuchs in the school's release. "I am confident the search committee, under the capable leadership of Manny Fernandez, will help us identify the very best."

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On Foley's watch, the Gators won a total of 27 national titles in several different sports including soccer, men's and women's track and field as well as softball.

 

[h/t Saturday Down South]

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