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Florida State University announced the appointment of Stan Wilcox as the institution's new Director of Athletics following a national search. Wilcox, who served as Senior Deputy Director of Athletics at Duke University since 2008, was named FSU's eleventh full-time AD by University President Eric Barron on August 7, 2013.
During his time at Duke, Wilcox's duties included managing the day-to-day operation of the department and oversight of the football program. Other areas within athletics he oversaw were Human Resources, Contracts, Legal Affairs, Athletics Training, Strength and Conditioning, Equipment, Campus Recreation, Physical Education, External Operations that included Marketing and Promotions, Ticketing, Digital Media, Sports Information and Video Operations. In addition, Wilcox was responsible for coordinating football scheduling.
Before arriving at Duke, Wilcox, a former basketball letterman at Notre Dame, spent three years as the deputy director of athletics at his alma mater. Prior to returning to South Bend in 2005, he served 11 years as an associate commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference.
While working at the BIG EAST Conference, Wilcox was the league's representative to the NCAA Management Council from 2000-05 and served on the Management Council subcommittees on incentives and disincentives, governance, nominations and the task force to review the NCAA's one-time transfer exception rule. Also, he spent time on the NCAA recruiting task force and the basketball issues committee. For the BIG EAST, Wilcox, who in 2001-02 received the National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators Outstanding Achievement Award, was responsible for the league's NCAA governance, legislative, enforcement, compliance services and legal issues.
Additionally, Wilcox helped create the Minority Opportunity Athletics Association (MOAA) and is a former board member of MOAA. Wilcox is also a past president of the Black Coaches Association (BCA), having held the post from June, 2003 to June, 2005. Overall, he served 11 years on the BCA's Board of Directors.
Before his tenure at the BIG EAST Conference, Wilcox worked as a legislative assistant at the NCAA from 1989-94. Prior to that, he worked as a senior court analyst for the Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1982-89. Following his graduation from Notre Dame in 1981 with a degree in economics, he spent one year as an account executive for Serres, Visones & Rice Insurance in New York, N.Y. and as a graduate assistant basketball coach at C.W. Post College.
A native of North Babylon, N.Y., Wilcox played in 100 career games on the hardwood for the Fighting Irish and was a member of Notre Dame's 1978 club that faced Duke in the NCAA Final Four in St. Louis, Mo. He helped the Irish to a four-year ledger of 92-26 with four NCAA Tournament berths. Wilcox went on to earn a juris doctor degree from the Brooklyn Law School in 1988 and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
He is married to the former Ramona Harrell. Stan has three daughters, Soraya, Yasmeen and Nadia, and Ramona has three sons, James, Brian and Charles.