Although everyone is quick to refer to David Joyner as the “acting” athletic director, Bloomberg News reported yesterday just how long that acting would last.
President Rodney Erickson says that he plans to keep Joyner as AD until his announced retirement in 2014. “I think Dave is doing an excellent job for us, and my intent would be to keep Dave on as long as I serve,” Erickson told Bloomberg.
The administration has often been unclear as to how long Joyner, a former member of the Board of Trustees and Penn State football All-American, would remain as AD after filling in for Tim Curley back in November. No one seems to quite now what “acting athletic director” means, but Erickson may have cleared that up.
Erickson says that the next Penn State President should choose the next athletic director. “I think it’s appropriate for the next president to make that choice,” Erickson told Bloomberg.
One interesting fact that people might not know is that Joe Paterno filled the role of Penn State’s athletic director from 1980-1982. Is there anyone you think would be a good fit to take over for Joyner in 2014? Let us known in the comments.