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Valdosta State University athletic director Herb Reinhard set to retire

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Aug 05, 2023

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Valdosta State University announced Saturday that Herb Reinhard will retire as the university’s athletic director effective June 30, 2024.

The university said Reinhard has led the VSU athletic department for 31 years.

VSU said during Reinhard’s tenure, VSU's athletic programs have won 48 of the school's 52 Gulf South Conference Championships and 7 of its 8 National Championships.

VSU's athletic department competes at the NCAA Division II level.

“To say Herb has had a heck of a run would be an all-time understatement,” Dr. Richard Carvajal, president of Valdosta State University said in a statement. “He has been a trusted advisor to numerous presidents, including me, always asking just the right question at just the right time about the big issues VSU confronts. While I am personally excited about what will come next for Herb, there is no question that he will be missed by all of Blazer Nation.”

VSU notes that before leading the Blazers’ athletic department in 1992, Reinhard was the assistant athletic director in charge of marketing and promotions at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

The university will announce a plan for a search for Reinhard's replacement at a later time.