A&M AD Bill Byrne Retires

Byrne now a special advisor to A&M President R. Bowen Loftin

By Chris Duncan
|  Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  Updated 3:21 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
A&M AD Bill Byrne Retires

Getty Images

Bill Byrne.

advertisement

Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne has retired.

A&M won 45 Big 12 championships in 13 different sports under the 66-year-old Byrne. But his legacy will be tied to the school's move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, starting in July.

Byrne took criticism as it became clear the Aggies would leave and end longtime rivalries, notably the annual football game against Texas that was a deep-rooted tradition in the state.

Byrne's contract was to expire in August 2013. He will become a special adviser to A&M President R. Bowen Loftin.

Byrne joined A&M after serving as the AD at Nebraska from 1992 to 2002. He was hired by Robert Gates, the former university president and former U.S. defense secretary.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out