University of Richmond AD Keith Gill stepping down

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Keith Gill, who has served as University of Richmond’s athletic director for the past five years, is stepping down for personal reasons.

UR President Ronald Crutcher announced Wednesday that he accepted Gill’s resignation.

“Keith Gill has led our Division of Athletics with distinction and positioned the University of Richmond for future athletic success,” Crutcher said in a release. “Under Keith’s leadership Richmond has won more than a dozen championships, expanded and enhanced our athletics facilities, and launched a varsity lacrosse squad that is now consistently ranked among the top teams in the nation.”

Gill, who joined UR in 2012, called his decision to step down “bittersweet.”

“I want to thank the Spider family for four and a half great years. I’m proud of all that we’ve accomplished, the impact we have had on Richmond athletics, and the life and academic experiences of our student-athletes,” Gill said. “Leaving the university at this point in our progress is bittersweet, but right now my primary focus has to be with my family. I want to thank you for your support of me and our athletics program. Go Spiders.”

Under Gill’s tutelage, Richmond’s athletic programs won 14 conference championships and produced 19 All-Americans.

Additionally, the athletics department has also made numerous improvements to its athletics facilities, including a complete renovation of the Robins Center.

Crutcher announced in a release that deputy athletic director, David Walsh, will serve as interim athletic director and that a search for the Spiders’ next athletic director will be launched.

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