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    Per Jim Meehan:

    BREAKING: Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth is retiring, effective Aug. 31, after 34 years at the school, the last 24 as A.D.

    Press conference scheduled for Tuesday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

    https://twitter.com/srjimm/status/14...710697993?s=21

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    Thank you Mike....enjoy your retirement.

    What a ride!

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    Congratulations for sure and thank you for all you did to help build this program. Busy,crazy, whatever adjective you want to use to describe this off-season. Losing our coach in waiting and AD in the span of a few months, is foundational change happening.

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    Maybe the greatest ever AD/HC partnership of all time in NCAAMB?
    History has its eyes on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Once and Future Zag View Post
    Maybe the greatest ever AD/HC partnership of all time in NCAAMB?
    Hall of Fame level.


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    wow...shocking.....what a blow after losing Tommy....

    Matt Santangelo's name comes to mind....

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    From Twitter: Jim Meehan
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    Mark Few on Roth: “It has been an incredible blessing and rewarding 24 years of having Mike as our Director of Athletics. Without Mike, this entire era of growth and success never would have occurred. It has been a great partnership and one I feel so lucky to have been part of.”

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    Wow, huge loss! The timing seems odd.

    Many thanks, Mike!

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    Per Meehan....

    https://twitter.com/SRJimm/status/1402077035434962947

    Chris Standiford, deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer, considered a strong candidate to replace Roth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagzilla View Post
    Per Meehan....

    https://twitter.com/SRJimm/status/1402077035434962947

    Chris Standiford, deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer, considered a strong candidate to replace Roth.

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    I think this is the way it will go. Loyalty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zagzilla View Post
    Per Meehan....

    https://twitter.com/SRJimm/status/1402077035434962947

    Chris Standiford, deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer, considered a strong candidate to replace Roth.

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    It isn’t coincidence that a quality replacement is already lined up to backfill Roth. Roth built the Athletics Program through preparation and planning. He (and Few for that matter) never made a parade out of any of their plans. There won’t be any Koach like victory parades.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZagsObserver View Post
    .... The timing seems odd ....
    The timing doesn't seem odd to me. It looks like Mike wanted to wait until the baseball team's run had ended i.e. if they'd won a couple more games he'd have announced a week or two later.

    Regardless, a huge Tip o' the Cap to Mike ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    I think this is the way it will go. Loyalty.
    Pretty sure Standiford is as close to a lock as there can be.

    Thank you Mike... incredible run... and pure class the whole way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    The timing doesn't seem odd to me. It looks like Mike wanted to wait until the baseball team's run had ended i.e. if they'd won a couple more games he'd have announced a week or two later.

    Regardless, a huge Tip o' the Cap to Mike ....
    I was more thinking along the lines of waiting a year because of a potential GU mbb championship, potential player of the year award, as well as other promising developments in other sports.

    But personal life is important, and that often trumps all else.

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    But there is also the point of view that leaving the new man an athletics program that is in great shape is a very good and generous thing to do. But yes, the timing of Lloyd and Roth leaving GU is a bit odd......especially coming off a season in which the men's basketball team made the title game unbeaten and could be returning a team that could be even better going into March Madness. Not that there is anything wrong, but it is kind of an unsettling feeling.

    The best thing I can say about Mike Roth is that no matter how big the basketball program got, he never failed to return an email from me and take time to chat with me. Some AD's won't give you the time of day unless you're a big time booster. Not Mike. He always understood that the "common" Gonzaga basketball fan was just as important. He will be missed, but I am happy for him as he moves on to the next stage in his life.

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    Don't see the timing as all that odd. He isn't a spring chicken and would like time in his life to enjoy his retirement. I think GZ nailed it, he was likely waiting until the baseball team was done.

    Thanks for the years of service Mike and enjoy your retirement.
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    It's been a heckuva ride, he'll certainly be missed. His retirement is well earned.
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    Good luck, Mike. Always responded to emails with sincere replies.

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    Chris Standiford Named Gonzaga University Director of Athletics

    Lifelong Spokane resident has been with GU Athletics for 28 years

    https://gozags.com/news/2021/6/8/gon...bgpVGqSj5yTTQo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike#1 View Post
    Chris Standiford Named Gonzaga University Director of Athletics

    Lifelong Spokane resident has been with GU Athletics for 28 years

    https://gozags.com/news/2021/6/8/gon...bgpVGqSj5yTTQo
    As always, Gonzaga administration handled this perfectly and in a professional manner. No big learning curve. I'm also certain Mike can be reached for any questions Chris might have or is he stubs his toe on some issue. Welcome aboard Chris! All the best to you!!

    Years ago, when I was opening ( or trying to open) the Internal Medicine program at Spokane hospitals, an older MD told me one thing that stuck: You know an organization is really good when it can withstand important departures. I've never forgotten that. Parenthetically the Internal Medicine is thriving.

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    I wish Mike well. I am concerned for Mark Few losing two of his closest friends on a day to day basis as he runs the team. That is a big loss and can affect one's attitude about his job.
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    Juding by the pace in which they announced his replacement, I suspect Mike has been prepping Chris for this for some time. We are in good hands.
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    I think Roth actually delayed his retirement slightly because his upcoming retirement was mentioned like 3 years ago. Glad it will be a smooth transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    The timing doesn't seem odd to me. It looks like Mike wanted to wait until the baseball team's run had ended i.e. if they'd won a couple more games he'd have announced a week or two later.

    Regardless, a huge Tip o' the Cap to Mike ....
    I do not know anywhere was much inside stuff as you. But it's not impossible that Roth had considered this last year at this same time of year and decided to stay and help guide the school through one of the most challenging years.

    That would have been a very hard thing to throw a first-year AD into.

    It was always going to be kept in family, no reason for a search. It's worked for us before. Perhaps if Few had two NCs under his belt Few would've decided to move over, let Tommy coach the team and Few coach all the coaches, while keeping everything going in the right direction.

    It's happened before elsewhere.

    Regardless, one of the most impressive tenures/job in history. Jaw dropping. Thank you for absolutely everything.
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