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OSU Athletic Director Andy Geiger Announces Retirement

Director of Athletics Andy Geiger will retire from his post June 30, 2005, President Holbrook announced on January 5. Geiger, who has been the school's athletics director since April 1994, will remain at the university through June 2006.

"Today's announcement should be seen in the framework of an extraordinary tenure of leadership, for which Andy has been recognized quite rightly as one of the premier athletic directors in the nation," Holbrook said. "The Department of Athletics has faced many challenges and has experienced 11 years of remarkable and measurable accomplishment under Andy's leadership. A broad and diverse program for 1,000 student-athletes in 36 sports, talented and committed coaches who are directing winning teams, state-of-the-art facilities, sound finances and significantly improved academic performance are his legacy to Ohio State."

Geiger has led Ohio State as one of the most respected leaders in college athletics. He has overseen a program with 36 sports, nearly 1,000 student-athletes and an annual operating budget that exceeds $85 million. Holbrook said a search committee for a new director of athletics will be chaired by Fisher College Dean Joe Alutto. The committee will begin work immediately. Holbrook said she hopes to have Geiger's successor named by June 30.