Boston College has hired Parker Executive Search to help screen and select candidates to be the next Director of Athletics.
Sports editor Riley Overend narrows down the athletic director search to eight candidates and evaluates them ahead of Brad Bates’ impending resignation.
“In selecting a new Director of Athletics, University President Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. and the board of trustees must choose wisely.”
Director of Athletics Brad Bates has stepped down after a five-year tenure in which the Eagles’ for-profit sports have consistently failed to win.
The Eagles will play at Fenway Park for the second time in three years after Connecticut decided it would move its game there on Nov. 18.
The Eagles snagged another Power Five opponent—granted, one that recruits like a mid-major—when it scheduled a home-and-home series with Kansas in 2019 and 2020.
The Eagles will play former Big East rival Rutgers in a four-game series. Rutgers is the third Big Ten team to be added to BC’s future schedule.
Associate head coach Michael Stephens will take Groden’s place leading the men’s and women’s swim teams.
Boston College football will play Rutgers in a home-and-home series in 2026 and 2027.
The Eagles will host the Tigers on Sept. 25, 2021, and will travel to Columbia, Mo. on Sept. 14, 2024.