Athletic Director to retire at the end of the school year

Benjamin McKnight

Morgan State University’s athletic director Floyd Kerr has announced that he will retire at the end of the academic year.

In a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon, Kerr notified campus president David Wilson that he will end his tenure at Morgan State on June 30, just over two weeks before reaching 11 years as the athletic director.

“I appreciate Floyd’s service to the university during his time here,” said Wilson in the release. “There have been many noteworthy achievements, including a successful basketball program and winning a football conference championship.”

Before Morgan State, Kerr served as the athletic director at Southern University from 2000 to 2005.

Kerr’s retirement comes amidst recent news that the football team, men’s cross country and the men’s basketball team will be receiving sanctions from the NCAA after posting substandard Academic Progress Rate scores, including a postseason ban for the 2016-2017 academic year for the first two teams.

Despite numerous attempts to contact him, Kerr could not be reached for comment.

A search for a new athletic director will begin immediately, according to Wilson. Should a new athletic director not be hired by Kerr’s final day, an interim director will be appointed.

“We certainly wish him well in the future and hope he will enjoy his retirement years,” said Wilson.