Report: UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood will step down

Report: UNLV athletic director Jim Livengood will step down

[dropcap]U[/dropcap]NLV athletics director is reportedly stepping down.

livengoodThe Las Vegas Sun reports that Livengood met with athletic department officials Wednesday morning to break the news.

Livengood has not confirmed the news publicly, but is expected to do so when he meets with members of the media at 1 p.m. local time.

He was hired at UNLV in 2009 after more than 15 years at Arizona.

In his first two weeks on the job, Livengood hired football coach Bobby Hauck. He later hired men’s basketball coach Dave Rice as well as various coaching hires in other sports, and oversaw the announcement of construction of the Mendenhall Center, the basketball team’s state-of-the-art practice facility.

Livengood is the second member of the UNLV athletics administration to step down in recent weeks. Last week, Senior Associate Athletics Director of Communications D.J. Allen let the school know he would be leaving in the next month.

Although his plans are not yet known, Livengood is expected to retire. His career in administration began more than 33 years ago as the Associate Director for Development and Public Relations at Washington State, before becoming athletics director at Southern Illinois.

Livengood returned to Washington State as athletics director in 1988, and held that position until leaving for Arizona in 1993.

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