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Sun Belt to Get New Leadership; Waters Retiring



Wright Waters, the Commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference since December 1998, has announced that he will retire effective July 1, 2012.

“It has been a great honor to serve the Sun Belt Conference membership during my time as commissioner,” said Waters (photo Left).  “After spending over a decade with the conference it will be hard to move on, but the league-wide leadership is as strong as it has ever been.  We have an eight-year national television deal with ESPN as well as multi-year agreements with our regional network television partners and our two primary bowl sponsors.

“I would like to thank the presidents of our institutions and all of the athletic administrators on our campuses for this wonderful opportunity that I was provided.”

A national search will begin immediately to find the Sun Belt Conference’s fifth commissioner.  The search will be led by Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., the current Sun Belt Conference President and Chancellor of Troy University along with members of the current Sun Belt Conference Executive Committee.

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Re: Sun Belt to Get New Leadership; Waters Retiring

Well thats not good.  He was doing a good job.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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Along with our coach search, ESPN has article about this on its college football main page

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/7093448/sun-belt-conference-commissioner-wright-waters-retire-july

Two mentions of FAU on their main page in one day, pretty cool
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He takes a lot of abuse on the Sun Belt board, but it seems like Wright has done a decent job with the resources he has.  It'll be interesting to see what this means to the future of the conference.
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Re: Sun Belt to Get New Leadership; Waters Retiring

Just PLEASE DON"T ever merge with the WAC!
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Ha ha

+1
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GeorgiaOwl said

Just PLEASE DON"T ever merge with the WAC!

Agree!!  How about after CUSA gets picked over by the Big East we merge the remaining teams into two division with a championship game.

GO OWLS!
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