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Rep. Proctor to lead FSU athletics - for now



Billproctor Former House Speaker T.K. Wetherell just named Republican Rep. William "Bill" Proctor (left) of St. Augustine to be his temporary administrator overseeing athletics at Florida State University

The official, just-created title is "Special Assistant to the President for Athletics." Proctor steps in Nov. 5 for ousted athletic director Dave Hart Jr., who signed a separation agreement with FSU Thursday and officially leaves Dec. 31.

Proctor, 74, will not be considered a candidate for the permanent athletics director position. The longtime Flagler College president served on the Florida Education Standards Commission from 1995 to 2000 and on the state's Board of Education from 2001 to 2004. He's also a member of FSU's Athletic Hall of Fame.

"It has often been said that if you want something done right, give it to the busiest person in town," Wetherell said. "Bill's experience as a coach, teacher, administrator and longtime leader within higher education is just what we need now. His strong connection to this university and its continuing quest for the very best in athletics will ensure a professional and successful transition to a new athletics director."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:25am]


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