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University of Virginia Athletic Director Craig Littlepage announces retirement

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Littlepage will transition to role in President’s Office.

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The University of Virginia announced Tuesday that Athletic Director Craig Littlepage will retire from the position he has held since 2001.

Littlepage will, “...retire from his position and transition to a role in the University President’s Office,” the official release from UVA stated. He will stay in the role until his replacement is found and established.

This is the second time in less than a week that there has been a shakeup in the Virginia Athletic Department with Executive Assistant Athletic Director Jon Oliver announcing his departure on August 31.

Virginia has enjoyed immense success under Littlepage with a conference leading 76 ACC Championships and 13 NCAA team titles since 2002.

“It’s hard to believe how fast the last 16 years as the director of athletics at UVA have gone,” Littlepage said in a statement. “Overall, to have worked and lived in Charlottesville and the University community for 35 of the last 41 years is truly a blessing. After much thought and consideration, I realized this was the right time for me to step aside.

According to the release, a national search for Littlepage’s successor “will begin in the near future.”