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The University of Southern California announced on Friday that athletic director Pat Haden will retire from his position effective June 30.
USC president C.L. Max Nikias thanked Haden in a letter posted on Friday.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Pat Haden, who has announced his intention to retire from his role as athletic director, effective June 30, 2016. I ask you to join me in thanking this Trojan legend for his leadership during a historic moment of transition for Trojan Athletics.
I am also pleased to report that Pat has agreed to a one-year term to guide our renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Beginning July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2017, he will maintain an office in the Bovard Administration Building, working closely with me and reporting directly to me as he heads a fundraising initiative focused on renewing the nation’s most venerable stadium and the home of Trojan football.
Haden has agreed to stay with the Trojans through the summer of 2017 to guide renovation project of the Coliseum.
Haden, who played quarterback for the Trojans in the 1970s and won two national championships, had been the school's athletic director since 2010.
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