May 16, 2014
Weaver named an AD of the Year by NACDA
Former Tech AD was one of four FBS AD's to receive this honor

BLACKSBURG - The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the 28 winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award (ADOY), and former Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver was one of four recipients from the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Other FBS AD’s to receive the honor included Scott Barnes of Utah State, UCLA’s Dan Guerrero and Thomas Boeh of Fresno State.

The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS; Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). Winners will receive their awards during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 11 at NACDA’s 49th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Weaver was the athletics director at Tech for more than 16 years before retiring at the end of last year. He helped pave the way for the school to get into the BIG EAST for all sports, and later, the ACC. He was widely responsible for numerous facilities projects, including the renovations at Lane Stadium, the building of the Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility and the building of a new football locker room. And he ran a fiscally responsible department, as Tech is one of just a handful of athletics departments to run in the black.

The ADOY Award highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their surrounding communities.

"Since 1998, NACDA has been highlighting the impressive contributions made by athletics directors across all divisions of our membership," NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione said. "This award allows athletics directors to be recognized not only nationally, but also in their respective communities, which heightens the awareness of their leadership position in the athletics enterprise."�¢ï¿½�¨

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