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Boston University AD Mike Lynch to step down June 30

06.02.14 at 1:42 pm ET
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Change is coming to Comm. Ave, as Boston University athletic director Mike Lynch announced in a statement that he will leave the position on June 30.

“After 14 years at BU and a decade of leading the Terriers, I have come to the conclusion that it is time to move on and blaze a new path in my career,”€ Lynch wrote, adding: “I do not know yet what the future holds, but I do know that whatever my next stop may be I will always be a Terrier at heart.”

Lynch led BU to one of its most successful stretches in the history of the school. After Lynch assumed the role of AD in 2004, the Terriers claimed six straight Stuart P. Haskell, Jr. Commissioner Cups, given to the top athletic department in the America East Conference. He also oversaw the department during the 2008-09 college hockey season, when the men’€™s hockey team captured its fifth NCAA title.

Todd Klipp, BU’s senior vice president, senior counsel and secretary for of the board of trustees, announced that deputy director of athletics Drew Marrochello will serve as interim AD while the university looks for Lynch’€™s successor.

“€œI want to express my sincere thanks to Mike for his many years of devoted service to Boston University and his commitment to excellence in athletics, academics, and community,” Klipp said.

Over the past year, Lynch has led the transition of a majority of BU teams from the America East to the Patriot League, while also welcoming a men’€™s lacrosse varsity team. In the Terriers’€™ first year in the Patriot League, the women’€™s teams won a conference-record seven championships.

Before his role as AD, Lynch served as the assistant vice president of development for athletics and student life from 2000-04. During that time, Lynch increased annual support for BU athletics by more than 200 percent.

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