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Woolard highlights, lowlights with USF Bulls

Doug Woolard, center, points out improvements being made to the Sun Dome during a media tour in 2012.

EDMUND D. FOUNTAIN | Times (2012)

Doug Woolard, center, points out improvements being made to the Sun Dome during a media tour in 2012.

Doug Woolard's tenure as USF athletic director

May 12, 2004: Hired from St. Louis to replace Lee Roy Selmon, who stepped down for health reasons and became chief fundraiser.

July 1, 2005: USF officially joins the Big East, which accepted the school's application in November 2003.

2007: Guides USF into a 10-year, $22 million multimedia contract with IMG College, a sports marketing firm.

Spring 2007: Fires men's basketball coach Robert McCullum and hires Stan Heath.

September 2008: Signs a five-year deal with Under Armour, providing USF with $1 million in cash and $1.8 million in apparel.

January 2010: Fires football coach Jim Leavitt after a locker room incident involving a player and hires Skip Holtz.

2010-12: Oversees "Athletics District" initiative of about $70 million to build and improve USF facilities, including new football and basketball practice facilities, Sun Dome renovations and new baseball, softball and soccer stadiums.

June 2012: Signs a three-year extension with a base salary of about $600,000 and includes a matching bonus for incentives reached by the school's coaches.

July 2012: Extends contract with Under Armour through 2018, providing $4.22 million in cash, $7.17 million in products and $1.08 million in advertising during USF broadcasts.

December 2012: Fires football coach Skip Holtz and hires Willie Taggart.

July 1, 2013: With Big East football dissolved, USF is one of 10 founding members of the American Athletic Conference.

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