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Report: FSU AD Wilcox to Become NCAA Vice Prez

Ryals Lee/FSU athletics

After landing Willie Taggart this offseason in the first real search for a head football coach in more than 40 years, Florida State will now have to replace the man who hired him.

According to a report from Bruce Feldman, FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox will be leaving Tallahassee to become NCAA vice president for regulatory affairs. Wilcox will be replacing Oliver Luck, who left to become commissioner of the XFL.

Wilcox spent five years at Florida State, beginning in August 2013. Over that span, the Seminoles won national championships in football (2013), soccer (2014) and softball (2018).

Last season saw the FSU athletic program finish ninth in the Learfield Directors Cup standings. The Seminoles won their first softball title as a fastpitch program in addition to ACC crowns in baseball, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, women’s indoor track and field and softball. FSU also captured the CCSA crown in beach volleyball and reached the national championship dual where it fell to UCLA.

Assuming this is the end, the Wilcox era will be a prosperous one for the Seminoles. In addition to the conference in national titles last season, FSU basketball made its deepest NCAA Tournament in 25 years while women’s tennis made its deepest ever. Both programs reached the Elite Eight.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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