FSU hires Stan Wilcox as AD

Florida State hired Duke administrator Stan Wilcox as its new athletic director on Wednesday.

Wilcox has served as senior deputy athletics director at Duke since 2008. He also has spent time as deputy athletics director at Notre Dame, and worked for 11 years as an associate commissioner at the Big East. He replaces Randy Spetman, who resigned in June after five years on the job.

“I am thrilled and very thankful to President (Eric) Barron for affording me this great honor," Wilcox said in a statement. "I have followed Florida State athletics from afar and through the ACC Conference; and have always been a big fan of FSU’s student athletes on the field and in the classroom,” said Wilcox. “I look forward to continuing in the great tradition of previous Florida State athletic directors as well as addressing the challenges and opportunities that this outstanding athletics program will hold. Go ’Noles!”

Duke athletic director Kevin White said in a statement: "Florida State is gaining a highly seasoned professional in Stan Wilcox, who has an outstanding track record, ‘moving the needle’ at every turn. A truly gifted and well-respected leader, Stan has the distinct ability, relationship skills, and industry knowledge to be the ‘clubhouse leader’ within all of college athletics. Personally speaking, I could not be more euphoric for Stan, Ramona, and their very special family, for this is a magical moment for both the Wilcox family and Florida State University."