After 10 years as the University of Minnesota's athletics director, Joel Maturi has decided to step down on June 30, the Minnesota Daily said.
Maturi's retirement was announced Thursday at a special press conference in TCF Bank Stadium. The announcement ended a year of speculation regarding his future with the university.
The search for a replacement will begin as soon as possible, with a plan of having a replacement by July ideally.
Throughout his tenure, it has been Maturi's main objective to make certain all of the student athletes received a great education along with their degress, gophersports.com said.
Joel Maturi will be missed dearly by this university for what he did during his time as athletics director.