Syracuse University Director of Athletics Mark Coyle leaving for Minnesota

first_imgSyracuse Director of Athletics Mark Coyle is leaving his job at SU after less than a year to take a job at the University of Minnesota, SU confirmed Wednesday morning. He will take Minnesota’s AD position.“Mark Coyle has informed the University, that for family reasons, he is leaving the University for a position at Minnesota. We wish him well,” Syracuse senior vice president for public affairs Kevin Quinn said in a statement.MORE COVERAGE: Top 3 moments from Mark Coyle’s time at SyracuseStorify: Syracuse community reacts to AD Mark Coyle’s departure Syracuse has not yet announced an interim AD, Quinn said. Coyle was announced as Syracuse’s AD on June 19, 2015, replacing Daryl Gross after Gross held the position for over a decade.Minnesota announced Wednesday that Coyle was a finalist for its athletic director position and he is on campus to meet with staff and faculty in the athletics department. Coyle worked at U of M from 2001-05, where he served as the department’s associate athletic director for external relations.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMinnesota’s AD position is currently held on an interim basis by Beth Goetz. Prior to Goetz receiving the AD job, Norwood Teague resigned from the position after revelations of sexual harassment of two female university employees surfaced. Comments Published on May 11, 2016 at 11:47 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Related Stories Syracuse announces Boise State’s Mark Coyle as new athletic director3 things Mark Coyle said before Syracuse’s basketball teams travel to the Final Four5 things Mark Coyle said at Dino Babers’ introductory press conference Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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