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Schexnayder resigns AD post, will stay with university

LAFAYETTE, La. -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Athletic Director Nelson Schexnayder announced his resignation
Tuesday, after 12 years of leading the Ragin' Cajuns.
"[Louisiana-Lafayette President] Dr. [Ray] Authement and I came
together and decided this is a good time," Schexnayder said.
Schexnayder said he will take a job "in another area of the
university."
Schexnayder led a Ragin' Cajun athletic program that passed many
milestones, including NCAA men's basketball tournament appearances;
a best-ever season for the women's basketball team; a trip to the
College World Series in baseball; and the building of a national
reputation by the softball team.
Although the football team continued to struggle, Schexnayder
served as athletic director during the years when future Super Bowl
players Jake Delhomme and Brandon Stokely set records for the
Cajuns.
But last year, newly hired basketball coach Glenn Cyprien was
released after the school discovered that Cyprien didn't have the
required degree from an accredited university. And the NCAA
recently began looking into allegations that basketball recruit
Berry Jordan received $300, a bus ticket and summer school tuition
from members of the basketball staff.
Schexnayder said his resignation "has nothing to do with
whatever allegations have been made about the athletic department or
me personally."