The search for a new Director of Athletics for Boston College will come to an end on Tuesday when a replacement is named for Gene DeFilippo who retired on Sept. 30th.
And while the perceived front-runners were thought to be Army athletic director Boo Corrigan and Xavier AD Mike Bobinski, several sources familiar with the process say that BC officials have gone outside of the box and will introduce a former BC football player, justice department official and FBI agent named Quentin Williams.
But on Tuesday morning another source said that Williams was not the choice and that BC would stick to a more traditional selection with an athletic background, including football, perhaps someone like Miami (Ohio) AD Brad Bates.
With this information, we concede defeat on trying to figure out what BC will do. All we are certain of is that it is not Boo Corrigan.
According to sources familiar with the situation, BC VP Leo Sullivan had cut down the final list to four candidates–Williams, Corrigan, Bates and Bobinski..
All had strong credentials, although Williams comes to the job with no college administrative experience. But his overall resume was impressive and he was a former BC football player, which did not hurt his chances. Having Coughlin’s endorsement also regarded as a plus.
Although the rumors floated all weekend that Corrigan and then Bobinski had emerged as the front-runners, BC officials had met earlier last week and talked about all the candidates. and their qualifications
We will find out on Tuesday who emerges. At this point, it is anyone’s guess.
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