University of Connecticut AD Jeff Hathaway has officially announced his retirement on Friday. Hathaway had been under evaluation for performance by the university's president, Susan Herbst, since this summer.
Hathaway's job has been the subject of widespread speculation since the university's new president, Susan Herbst, initiated an evaluation this summer of the athletics department focusing on academic performance, NCAA compliance and fundraising. (via Sports Illustrated)
Hathaway will stay on the payroll until September 15, serving as a consultant.Under the deal he signed to leave the school, Hathaway will be paid $531,717 through September 15, 2013 and will receive medical and other benefits. Paul McCarthy, the Senior Associate Director of Athletics, will take Hathaway's place in an interim status.
Hathaway was hired in 2003 and was at the forefront of one of the most successful period of athletics in school history. UConn won two national titles in men's and women's basketball in 2004, and the Huskies men's basketball team won the national title once again this past spring. In addition, UConn's football team appeared in the Fiesta Bowl this year.
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