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FSU Athletic Director Stan Wilcox abruptly resigns for NCAA job

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Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Surprising news on Monday afternoon in Tallahassee, where athletic director Stan Wilcox abruptly resigned on Monday. Wilcox is leaving to take a job with the NCAA.

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports broke the story:

Wilcox has been the Seminoles athletic director since 2013 and was promoted to vice president of Athletics in July of 2016.

Wilcox presided over the Noles National Championship Football season of 2013 and a soccer NCAA Championship in 2014. Then in May, Florida State won its first-ever softball National Championship.

During his tenure, Florida State earned 24 ACC Conference titles over all sports and had over 200 All-America first-team recipients.

The Noles have upgraded their football to include an indoor practice facility, as well as the $10 million upgrade to the Donald Tucker Center that hosts men’s and women’s basketball.

Wilcox was instrumental in hiring (above) new football coach Willie Taggart, when previous coach Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M in December last year.

Wilcox came to FSU from Duke where he had been an Associate Athletic Director from 2008-13.

He is a former Notre Dame star basketball player that played on their 1978 Final Four team.

Wilcox is reportedly replacing former West Virginia athletic director an NFL quarterback Oliver Luck in that position involving enforcement and oversight.

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