Tom O'Connor retiring as AD

Updated: March 25, 2014, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Tom O'Connor is retiring as athletic director at George Mason.

The school announced Tuesday that O'Connor will leave June 30 after 20 years on the job.

The 67-year-old O'Connor helped raise the athletic profile of a university that had long been known as a commuter school. The Patriots made the 2006 men's basketball Final Four under coach Jim Larranaga, and O'Connor was the chairman of the NCAA's basketball championship committee during the 2007-08 season.

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