Jim Weaver will step down as Virginia Tech’s athletic director effective January 1, 2014. Ray Smoot, former chief executive officer of Virginia Tech, will chair a national search for his replacement. Smoot was also chair of the search when Weaver was hired in 1997.
Sharon McCloskey, Virginia Tech’s senior associate AD, will serve as interim AD effectie January 1, 2014. Virginia Tech expects a new AD to be hired “early in 2014”, according to the press release.
Weaver, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease, found out recently that he must have hip replacement surgery on both hips.
“I can’t do my job if I can’t travel,” Weaver told David Teel of the Newport News Daily Press. Weaver couldn’t travel to either road game against BC or Miami. “You know the expression ‘lead, follow or get out of the way?’…well, I’m stepping aside.”
We’ll have much more on Weaver’s retirement. Stay tuned to TSL.