VCU names interim athletic director to replace new Gophers AD Norwood Teague
August 16, 2012 — 12:49pm
Virginia Commonwealth University announced it has named former executive associate AD David Benedict as its interim athletic director to replace Norwood Teague, who was there for nearly six years before accepting the Gophers AD job last week. Per a press release from the school:
“I am confident in David’s leadership to advance the VCU athletics program,” said VCU President Michael Rao. “David knows our people and our programs. He and the coaches, administrators and student athletes form a strong team that is committed to achieving the highest levels of academic and athletic success. ... I thank Norwood for his outstanding contributions to VCU and wish him the best at Minnesota. VCU’s athletics program is in a strong position to attract a talented and motivated athletic director who will move the program to even greater national prominence.”
Rao said a search for a permanent replacement will commence shortly. Teague's final day at VCU, per this Richmond Times-Dispatch story, is May 11. Teague doesn't officially take over for Joel Maturi at Minnesota until July 1, but he will be on campus often between now and then.
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