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Joe Quinlan, whose tenure as Seton Hall athletic director included a four-year long feud with former coach Bobby Gonzalez, announced Friday that he will resign effective October 8.
Pat Hobbs, Dean of the Seton Hall Law School will continue to monitor the athletic department, but said by text “There will be a search” for Quinlan’s successor.
Deputy Director of Athletics Duane Bailey and Senior Associate Athletics Director Ginger Fulton will oversee the day-to-day operations of the department until a new athletics director is hired.
Quinlan was hired at Seton Hall on Sept. 26, 2005. He reportedly asked for a new contract but was denied.
“I am proud of what we have accomplished over the last five years,” Quinlan said in a statement. “We’ve dramatically improved our athletics facilities, including renovations to Owen T. Carroll Field, the opening of the Jack & Charlotte Lavery Coaching Center, and moving the men’s basketball program to the Prudential Center. Both of our basketball programs are on strong footing.”
“We are thankful for Joe’s leadership over the last five years,” Hobbs said. “His work has provided the Athletics Department with a solid foundation for future success. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
A statement said Quinlan is resigning to pursue other opportunities.
“I want to thank the student-athletes for their commitment and our staff for their hard work and dedication towards the advancement of Seton Hall Athletics,” Quinlan said.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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