Nearly four years after being hired in 2019, Mike Bohn has resigned as USC’s athletic director, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In a statement to the LA Timesthe 62-year-old Bohn cited both health challenges and a desire to be more present with his family in the future.
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The unexpected news came out early Friday afternoon.
Bohn, a graduate of Boulder High School, was in Colorado from 2005 to 2013 AD and led the Buffs from the Big 12 to the Pac-12 late in his tenure. He also held athletic director positions in Cincinnati, San Diego State and Idaho.
Last summer, Bohn helped USC secure an invitation to the Big Ten, which the Trojans will officially join in 2024. Bohn was also responsible for hiring current USC head football coach Lincoln Riley in November 2021.
“After more than 40 years leading college athletics, now is the right time to step down from my position as director of athletics at the University of Southern California,” Bohn wrote in a statement to the LA Times. “I have dedicated my life to serving student-athletes and advancing the venture of intercollegiate athletics. I will always be proud to have led the program out of the most tumultuous times in the history of the profession and at USC with a restored reputation and national milestone achievements.
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