NCAA President Mark Emmert Will Step Down as Search for Successor Begins


After 12 years, NCAA President Mark Emmert has decided to step down.

The NCAA released an announcement on the mutual agreement and Emmert will continue to serve as president until a replacement is found, or until June 30, 2023, if that has not happened yet.

“Throughout my tenure I’ve emphasized the need to focus on the experience and priorities of student-athletes,” Emmert said in a release from the NCAA. “I am extremely proud of the work of the association over the last 12 years and especially pleased with the hard work and dedication of the national office staff here in Indianapolis.”

Emmert began his role with the NCAA in 2010. He has navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic, but has received both criticism and praise from opposing viewpoints with how he and the collegiate governing body handled the issue of transgender athletes in swimming.

NCAA Board of Governors Chairman John DeGioia detailed the reasoning for the plan in the release.

“With the significant transitions underway within college sports, the timing of this decision provides the Association with consistent leadership during the coming months plus the opportunity to consider what will be the future role of the president,” DeGioia said in the NCAA release. “It also allows for the selection and recruitment of the next president without disruption.”

Notify of
1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
26 days ago

The first question to ask the candidates, “Do you believe in sex based (male/female) divisions in competition?”. Any candidate who doesn’t agree should be dismissed.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x