DURHAM, N.C. – Stan Wilcox, senior deputy director of athletics at Duke since 2008, was named as the new athletics director at Florida State on Wednesday.
Wilcox’s departure will leave the Blue Devils staff with some extra work to do as the upcoming football season approaches, but there was nothing but support for him from his former boss and colleagues as he assumes his new role in Tallahassee, Fla.
“Florida State is gaining a highly seasoned professional in Stan Wilcox, who has an outstanding track record, ‘moving the needle’ at every turn” Kevin White, Duke University Vice President and Director of Athletics said.
“A truly gifted and well-respected leader, Stan has the distinct ability, relationship skills, and industry knowledge to be the ‘clubhouse leader’ within all of college athletics. Personally speaking, I could not be more euphoric for Stan, Ramona, and their very special family, for this is a magical moment for both the Wilcox family and Florida State University.”
“Stan is an excellent addition to the Florida State family. He is highly respected – at all levels – within Duke University and beyond,” Duke men’s basketball Mike Krzyzewski said.
“From a coach’s perspective, he will be an athletics director who will provide the support, leadership and passion to create a culture of excellence. In all instances in which Stan and I collaborated, he handled them professionally, ethically and responsibly. Most importantly, all generated terrific outcomes. Florida State is gaining a tremendous asset by adding the Wilcox family to their own.”
“We could not be more excited for Stan to take his next step professionally at Florida State University,” Blue Devils football coach David Cutcliffe said.
“In my 30-plus years in college athletics, I have never been associated with a person with more integrity or reliability; he will be a terrific ambassador for Florida State and the Tallahassee community. We certainly thank him for his time and effort spent in helping our football program reach new heights both academically and athletically, and wish him, Ramona and their family the best of luck going forward.”