ULM's Floyd Announces Decision to Leave AD Position to Focus on Physical Health Issue
University of Louisiana Monroe Director of Athletics Nick Floyd has announced his decision to step down from his position, effective Sept. 4, in order to focus on managing a physical health issue. Floyd will be assigned a position within the University administration through Dec. 31, 2018.
Scott McDonald, who became ULM's Chief Administrative Officer on July 16, will continue to have day-to-day oversight of the Athletics Department.
"After a great deal of thought and reflection, I have made the difficult decision to step away from the position of Director of Athletics at ULM," Floyd said. "Since this past winter, I have been dealing with a physical health issue that I believe can be more effectively addressed by cutting back my schedule and taking time to focus on getting well and feeling better.
"I have agreed to stay with the University for these next few months in another role in order to help facilitate this transition. My family and I are thankful for the opportunity to come to ULM; the future of the program is bright, and we wish everyone here the very best going forward."
"I deeply appreciate Nick Floyd's efforts over the last 13 months," ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno said. "He inherited an Athletics Department that was facing difficult and challenging times. Nick worked hard to bring structure to the department, reorganize his staff and create expectations. He has set the department on a path that we are all excited about.
"Nick is a man of great honesty and integrity, and he made a decision that was in his best personal interest as well as that of the University. Over several months, he had expressed his concerns about continuing in his position while trying to address his physical health issue. In his new role within the administration, we hope he can focus on his health."