Former ASU athletic director Stacy Danley gets AD job at South C - Montgomery Alabama news.

Former ASU athletic director Stacy Danley gets AD job at South Carolina State

WSFA 12 file photo of Stacy Danley at ASU. WSFA 12 file photo of Stacy Danley at ASU.
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Former Alabama State University Athletic Director Stacy Danley has been named the new athletics director at South Carolina State University, according to the university. Danley takes over for Paul Bryant who left SCSU in December to take on a similar position at Grambling State.

The president of South Carolina State University, James E. Clark, announced Danley's hire on Monday. 

“I look forward to him demonstrating his strong talents and abilities by improving the overall management of athletics, including building a more financially sound, revenue-generating program that focuses on fundraising and expanding the fan experience. More importantly, however, I expect him to work to enhance our number one priority – the academic performance of our students, and then building more winning teams,” said Clark.

“I am honored to be selected as the next athletics director for the historic athletic programs at SC State University. I am excited to join Clark’s team and serve under his leadership. I look forward to working with the athletics staff, coaches and student-athletes, as well as university family and friends as we seek to build the next great chapter of a powerhouse athletics program,” said Danley.

Danley previously worked as AD at both ASU (2010-12) and Tuskegee University (2008-09) but has 21 years of experience in athletics administration. 

ASU placed Danley on paid administrative in 2012 and then fired him several months later. Danley claimed he was fired for refusing to take part in a cover-up. He believed there was dissatisfaction with his tenure during the recruitment of running back Isaiah Crowell. ASU later lost a wrongful termination suit.

Danley earned All-SEC honors as a running back for Auburn University. He played in the NFL before coming back to Auburn to earn a degree in 1993 and Masters in 1996.

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