Longtime South Alabama AD retiring

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Longtime University of South Alabama
athletic director Joe Gottfried is retiring.

Gottfried said Tuesday he will retire effective Aug. 1 after 25
years of leading the Jaguars athletic program.

He presided over the creation of South Alabama's football
program, which begins competing in the fall. The Jaguars won 104
league titles during his tenure.

Gottfried spent three years as assistant athletic director at
South Alabama after coaching the basketball programs at Ashland and
Southern Illinois.

Gottfried is a member of the USA Athletic Hall of Fame, the
Ashland College Hall of Fame and the Crestline (Ohio) High School
Hall of Fame.

University President Gordon Moulton will direct a national
search for his replacement.

Gottfried's son Mark is a former Alabama basketball coach.
Brother Mike is a college football analyst for ESPN.