Texas AD Dodds To Retire In 2014

Texas_Deloss_Dodds_2013Longtime Texas athletics director DeLoss Dodds will announce Tuesday that he will be stepping down in August 2014, ESPN’s Joe Schad has confirmed.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Monday, citing sources, that Dodds will then stay with the university as a consultant through 2015.

Dodds, 76, took over the Texas program in 1981 and saw it through the demise of the old Southwest Conference and the creation of the Big 12. Texas athletics has an annual budget of $163 million, largest in the nation. He oversaw a major expansion and renovation of Darrell K. Royal/Texas Memorial Stadium and also negotiated a $300 million, 20-year deal with ESPN to form the Longhorn Network.

Source:ESPN.com news services