LA Tech AD Bruce Van De Velde steps down
Posted on 6/27/2013 10:31:00 AM.
Just five days before Louisiana Tech is set become an official member of Conference USA, athletics director Bruce Van De Velde announces his resignation.

A reason for his sudden resignation was not given. On July 1st, Tech will officially join Conference USA. 
Van De Velde took a lot of criticism last December, when the Bulldogs football team did not secure a bowl game despite a nine-and-three record. But university spokesperson Dave Guerin said it was Van De Velde's decision to step down.
 
"My experience at Louisiana Tech has been both rewarding and challenging," said Van De Velde in a written statement provided by the university. "I am proud of my contributions to the competitive and academic success of our student-athletes and coaches."
 
"We appreciate all that Bruce has done for Louisiana Tech and the success that our program have had under his leadership," said Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau. "His contributions have been valuable and he has enhanced many aspects of our intercollegiate athletics program."
 
Reneau added that Van De Velde has agreed to remain with the school and continue assisting Tech in the advancement of the institution.
 
Incoming president Les Guice is expected to lead a search effort to find a replacement for Van De Velde, whose resignation is effective July 1st. Guerin says the school hopes to name a new A-D by the time the Bulldogs kick-off the 2013 football season at North Carolina State.
 
 
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