Aug 7, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT
The Notre Dame Athletic Directors Family Tree keeps growing…
On Wednesday evening, Florida State University introduced Stan Wilcox (’81, basketball) as the Seminoles’ new Director of Athletics. Wilcox was previously the senior deputy athletics director at Duke, under former Irish AD Kevin White (2002 honorary Monogram recipient).
While at Notre Dame, the 6-foot-3 guard from North Babylon, N.Y. played in 100 games for head coach Digger Phelps (1982 honorary Monogram recipient) and helped the Irish to the NCAA tournament in each of his four seasons (1978-81). As a freshman, he was a member of the Notre Dame squad that reached the Final Four in St. Louis. He received a bachelor of arts in economics in 1981, before graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 1988.
After 11 years as associate commissioner of the BIG EAST, Wilcox returned to South Bend in 2005, and served his alma mater for three years as deputy director of athletics.
With White at Duke, Wilcox headed to Tallahassee, Mike Bobinski (’79, baseball) recently taking over at Georgia Tech and Bubba Cunningham (’84, ’88, golf) in Chapel Hill, individuals with Notre Dame roots and Monogram Club connections lead nearly a third of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic departments, which is sure to making the Fighting Irish’s first season in their new home even more interesting.