Fort Valley State announced Friday the resignation of athletics director Joshua Murfree, effective at the end of July.
No reason was stated in the university’s release for Murfree’s resignation. He became Fort Valley State’s athletics director in 2013 after serving as the superintendent of the Dougherty County School District.
Previously, Murfree was the athletics director at Albany State.
“We are most appreciative of his accomplishments and loyalty to the institution and department during his tenure, and his upbeat personality and positive attitude will be missed,” Fort Valley State president Paul Jones said in the release. “Moving forward, we look to not only build upon the strong athletic success the teams have had in competition over the past few years, but also to placing major emphasis on compliance and fundraising.
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“It is vital to Fort Valley State’s infrastructure that our student-athletes not only win on the field, in the classroom and in life after athletics, but also that we attract funding for scholarships that support our students in their academic degree pursuit(s).”
The release stated that an interim athletics director will be named.