Muir named new Stanford AD
Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - Stanford University named Bernard Muir its new athletic director on Friday.
From the University of Delaware, Muir succeeded Bob Bowlsby, who had served as AD since April of 2006, but departed in June to take over as commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. Patrick Dunkley had been athletic director on an interim basis since Bowlsby's departure.
"Bernard Muir has a national reputation as a superb athletic administrator," said Stanford provost John Etchemendy. "He also has a deep personal understanding of what it means to be a scholar-athlete, performing at the very highest levels both academically and athletically. In Bernard Muir, we are confident we have a leader with the integrity, experience and commitment to ensure that Stanford's athletic legacy continues."
Muir, who officially takes over in September, had led Delaware athletics since 2009. He has also spent time in athletics administration at Georgetown, Notre Dame, Butler and Auburn.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the Stanford community," Muir said. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our family. I'm looking forward to being part of the world-class tradition of excellence that characterizes the student-athlete experience at Stanford."
The native of Gainesville, Florida was a four-year letter winner for the basketball program at Brown from 1986-90.
07/27 15:41:28 ET