August 25, 2010
NCAA executive vice president Tom Jernstedt is stepping down
after 38 years of service, according to
Sports Business Journal.
Jernstedt, 65, sent an e-mail to his colleagues and friends on
Friday, saying there is no better time to make this change with
the impending arrival of new NCAA President Mark Emmert.
While serving the first four NCAA presidents, I have been
honored to support student-athletes and privileged to participate
in groundbreaking decisions that have positively impacted
intercollegiate athletics, he wrote in the e-mail.
Jernstedt became one of the guiding forces behind the mens and
womens NCAA tournaments and helped the NCAA secure its permanent
home in Indianapolis. He also helped grow the number of Division I,
II and III championships from 24 to 88.
It is uncertain what Jernstedts future plans are right now.