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Gene Taylor leaving NDSU for University of Iowa

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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An emotional announcement Monday from NDSU athletic director Gene Taylor as he announces his departure. 

Taylor will be leaving for the University of Iowa as the deputy director of intercollegiate athletics.

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Gene Taylor came to NDSU in 2001 and was immediately charged with one of the hardest jobs in college sports, to take a school through the Division One transition.

NDSU formally made the announcement a year later and as they say the rest is now history.

Taylor was the man that hired Craig Bohl to turn around the Bison football program; he promoted Saul Phillips to lead the men's basketball team after Tim Miles left and spearheaded the 41 million dollar renovation of the Bison Sports Arena.

Gene Taylor/Leaving NDSU for Iowa: “The last 13 years at NDSU have been filled with great memories.  This place is a special place. I have been very fortunate, this state, this community, this region, this institution, this athletic program has meant a tremendous amount to me and my family. I could never ever say thank you enough to this place.”

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