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OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith Announces Retirement

He will step down from his role in July 2024

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, who has spent the past 18 years at Ohio State leading one of the largest and most successful athletic programs in the country, announced Wednesday he will retire at the end of June next year.

"I've always believed that a leader seeks to be the right person at the right time in the life of an institution,” Smith, 67, said at a news conference Wednesday. "I just think July of 2024 is the right time to welcome in new leadership to build on what we've already achieved."

The search for his successor will begin after the university selects a new president in November. Kristina Johnson resigned as Ohio State president last year.

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