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Gene DeFilippo To Retire As Boston College Athletic Director

Gene DeFilippo will be stepping down as the athletic director at Boston College on Sept. 30.

July 23, 2012; Greensboro, NC, USA; The helmet of the Boston College Eagles and the ACC Championship trophy during the ACC media day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE
July 23, 2012; Greensboro, NC, USA; The helmet of the Boston College Eagles and the ACC Championship trophy during the ACC media day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Gene DeFilippo announced on Friday afternoon that he will being retiring as the athletic director at Boston College on Sept. 30. DeFilippo has held the position since 1997 and took over the department in the wake of a gambling scandal that involved 13 football players betting on games.

After his retirement, Defilippo plans to teach courses in sports management and will be spending more time with his family.

Via ESPN.com:

"My wife Anne and I have been discussing this decision for some time and we agree that this is the right time for me to retire," DeFilippo said in a prepared statement. After the intensity of 40 years of intercollegiate athletics, this change will enable me to spend more time with Anne, my three children, and our granddaughter, Katherine. I look forward to this next stage of my personal and professional life."

On Oct. 1, senior associate athletic director John Kane will act as interim athletic director.