Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw plans to resign, according to Baylor247, making him the third person to leave his position as a result of the sexual assault scandals at the Waco university following head football coach Art Briles’s firing and the demotion of president Ken Starr. Baylor sanctioned McCaw and put him on probation last week.
McCaw was responsible for the hiring of Jim Grobe as interim head coach, announced earlier today. He had served as Baylor’s AD since 2003.
Update (7:43 p.m.): It’s official. Here’s the Baylor press release:
Baylor University has been informed that Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw has resigned his position. McCaw has asked that the University distribute the following statement on his behalf:
“After much reflection and prayer, I have decided that a change in athletics department leadership is in Baylor University’s best interest in order to promote the unity, healing and restoration that must occur in order to move forward. I have always sought to put the University’s needs ahead of my own. My time at Baylor has been an incredible journey filled with some of the most remarkable people I have ever known. I am grateful to Baylor Nation for its support and dedication, and to all who have done so much to advance the athletics program.”
The University would also like to share this statement from Baylor University Board of Regents:
“We understand and accept this difficult decision by Ian McCaw to resign as Athletic Director and are grateful for his service to Baylor University. We also appreciate Ian’s commitment and involvement in bringing a person of integrity such as Jim Grobe to the University before making this decision.”