Aug. 19, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - Jeffrey Hathaway announced on Friday that he will retire as Director of Athletics at the University of Connecticut, effective immediately, and signed a separation agreement with the university. He will remain employed by UConn through September 15 to assist in the transition process.
"I have been proud to serve the University of Connecticut for nearly two decades, including the last eight years as Director of Athletics," said Hathaway. "It is an honor and privilege to have led this outstanding Division of Athletics and to have worked with so many remarkable student-athletes, coaches, staff members and colleagues at the University, the Big East Conference and NCAA. It has been incredibly rewarding to have collaborated with so many exceptional individuals during this proud period of academic and athletic excellence. After 20 years of being associated with UConn, I felt the time was right for me to pursue new challenges. I wish the very best to all those associated with UConn Athletics, and to this great University, now and long into the future."
"I want to thank Jeff for his long service to UConn and our Division of Athletics," said UConn President Susan Herbst. "The university has had unprecedented success on the field, on the court and in the classroom for more than a decade and he has a great deal to be proud of during his tenure. I join so many others at the university in thanking him for his service and in wishing him well."
Herbst also announced that Senior Associate Director of Athletics Paul McCarthy will assume the responsibilities of the director until an interim director is named.
NCAA Statement Regarding Jeff Hathaway
"Earlier today, Jeff Hathaway informed Greg Shaheen, NCAA Interim Executive Vice-President of Championships and Alliances, of this evening's announcement of his retirement from the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Hathaway is concluding the fourth of his five-year term on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee.
In the near future, our staff will work with Mr. Hathaway to determine the best approach regarding the balance of his term, including the status of his service as chair the committee during the 2011-12 academic year."