On Monday morning, Boston College athletic director Brad Bates announced he will be resigning from his position with the school. Bates is leaving his current gig to join the Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) — an executive search and consulting firm — as its vice president.
Boston College made the news public in a press release on its official website.
Bates will continue to serve in his role until June.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Boston College and am especially grateful for the opportunity to serve the University,” Bates said in a statement.
“I will forever be an Eagle and a fan of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff, and will cherish the great relationships that I have made here. The Jesuit, Catholic education offered at BC is distinctive in higher education and epitomizes the very best of college athletics. I feel privileged to be a part of this community.
“With the continued leadership of the University, quality coaches, new facilities and the recruiting classes that have been signed this year, the future is very bright for BC Athletics. I look forward to supporting our student-athletes in the years to come.”
University President William P. Leahy, S.J. also commented on Bates’ departure.
“Brad is a man of great integrity and has been a tremendous ambassador for Boston College and its Athletics program,” said Fr. Leahy. “CSA is fortunate to have him join its team.”
The school will immediately begin its search for a replacement.
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