Atlantic Coast Convention Commissioner John Swofford is retiring after the 2020-21 tutorial year, ending his tenure after 24 years.
The ACC introduced Thursday that Swofford will proceed as commissioner till his successor is in place and help with the transition. Swofford stated in a press release he and his spouse, Nora, had been planning for “some time” for this be his closing year.
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Swofford, 71, has been commissioner of the ACC since 1997, the longest run in that place within the historical past of the 67-year-old convention.
The previous North Carolina athletic director took over as commissioner of a nine-team league. Within the years that adopted, Swofford directed the league via a number of waves of growth. The ACC grew to 12 groups and added a soccer championship sport by 2005 and in the end reached 15 faculties in 10 states by 2013, with the addition of Notre Dame.
“It has been a privilege to be a part of the ACC for over five decades and my respect and appreciation for those associated with the league throughout its history is immeasurable,” said Swofford, who also attended North Carolina and played football for the Tar Heels. “There are immediate challenges that face not only college athletics, but our entire country, and I will continue to do my very best to help guide the conference in these unprecedented times through the remainder of my tenure.”
The convention additionally launched a tv community final August, a venture that Swofford spent years pursuing because the league hoped to shut a rising monetary hole with its Energy 5 convention friends.