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Todd Turner resigns from Washington athletics director post

The athletic director of the University of Washington, Todd Turner, announced resignation on Tuesday.

Todd Turner resigns from Washington athletics director post Todd Turner will no longer hold the AD position at the University of Washington, effective at the end of January 2008. "After conferring with President Emmert over the last few weeks, it was determined that a change in leadership in the athletics program would be in the best interests of the university. It is with great sadness, but with a sense of pride in what has been accomplished during my tenure as AD, that I have resigned my position," was the statement posted by Todd Turner following the resignation from the athletic director position. While looking for a replacement, his post will be temporarily filled by the university's vice president for external affairs Scott Woodward. University of Washington president Mark Emmert denied that the resignation was in any way related to football coach Tyrone Willingham.

 Published on 12/11/2007

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