Temple AD Bill Bradshaw will retire in June

Temple AD Bill Bradshaw will retire in June

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]emple athletic director Bill Bradshaw will retire at the end of June.

bradshawBradshaw is stepping down to attend to “give full attention to personal issues within his family,” according to a release from the school.

“My 11 years at Temple University were among the most rewarding of my 36 years as an Athletic Director,” Bradshaw said. “I will miss working with our exceptional staff and elite coaches, talented student-athletes, the campus community and the many friends of Temple Athletics who supported our vision and helped create a program poised for unprecedented success.”

Bradshaw will take a personal leave beginning May 3, and Kevin Clark will take over as interim athletic director. Clark, who came to Temple from Indiana, has served as senior advisor to the school’s president Neil Theobald since November 2012.

Temple will begin a national search for a permanent successor immediately.

Bradshaw hired basketball coach Fran Dunphy after the retirement of Hall of Fame coach John Chaney. He also led the football team through several periods of transition, including two stints in the Big East, and finally, the announcement in March 2012 that Temple would join the new American Athletic Conference for all sports in July 2013.

“Bill was the right person at the right time for Temple athletics, and we are grateful for his commitment to excellence and dedication to our student-athletes,” Theobald said.

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