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Friday, January 10, 2014
LuAnn Humphrey leaving NCAA

By Dana O'Neil
ESPN.com

The revolving door keeps spinning within the NCAA enforcement staff.

LuAnn Humphrey, the organization's director of enforcement and a longtime part of the NCAA's enforcement team, will leave early next month, the NCAA confirmed to ESPN.com on Friday.

"It has been my privilege to work as an NCAA enforcement staff member for the past 14 plus years," Humphrey said in a statement. "... I want to specifically thank my enforcement basketball team, as well as current and former NCAA colleagues, for their tireless efforts and dedication in carrying out the very difficult work that we do.

"I very much look forward to a change of pace and lifestyle as I pursue new challenges and opportunities."

Humphrey has been a critical cog in the basketball task force and in basketball enforcement. Her departure leaves a staff, already decimated by defections, reeling to recreate itself amid the fallout of the University of Miami investigation.

That bungled investigation cost Julie Roe Lach, the vice president of enforcement, and investigators Abigail Grantstein and Ameen Najjar, their jobs but was only the beginning of the exodus within enforcement.

Since then, Rachel Newman Baker, the director of enforcement for development and investigations, as well as investigators Marcus Wilson, Dave Didion, Chance Miller and Angie Cretors have left the NCAA, too.

Humphrey has been at the forefront of the NCAA's enforcement team and major basketball investigations for years.