Tyler, Texas (FOX51) — 33-year University of Texas veteran Athletic Director, DeLoss Dodds, announced Tuesday, in a press conference, he will be stepping down in August 2014.
Dodds, 76, has been under scrutiny lately, along with head coach Mack Brown for the dip the Longhorns have taken in the athletic program over the past few years and especially this season.
Over the past three decades, Dodds has helped mold UT into a national brand and a championship caliber program. Under Dodds, the Longhorns have won 14 National Championships and 108 conference (Southwest Conference and Big 12) titles in nine different men’s sports.
UT men’s basketball also advanced to a school-record 14 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including a Final Four appearance in 2003, Sweet 16 appearances in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2008 and three Elite Eight appearances in 2003, 2006 and 2008. Baseball participated in the NCAA Men’s College World Series seven times since 2000, winning national championships in 2002 and 2005.