Former QB Luck named West Virginia AD

June, 10, 2010
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West Virginia's new athletic director is definitely what you'd call "a football guy."

Former Mountaineers quarterback Oliver Luck today was named to replace Ed Pastilong, effective July 1. The 50-year-old is currently president and general manager of the Houston Dynamo soccer franchise.

Luck played for the Mountaineers from 1978-1981, setting school records for touchdown passes (46) and completions (466) and leading the team to a Peach Bowl victory over Florida as a senior. His 5,765 career passing yards ranks him fourth on the school’s all-time passing list.

He was a second-round draft pick by the Houston Oilers and stuck around in the NFL until 1986.

Luck comes aboard at a potentially crucial time for West Virginia, as conference realignments could have a huge effect on the future of the school's sports programs.

"While it’s a challenging time in intercollegiate athletics with discussions on conference realignments and other issues, I look forward to working with the university administration, athletic staff and coaches and others to remain a successful, attractive and fiscally responsible intercollegiate athletic program,” Luck said in a statement.

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