Hired a little over a year ago in the wake of the worst scandal in the history of collegiate sports, David Joyner will remain on the job at Penn State for the foreseeable future.
In a press release, Penn State announced that David Joyner will remain on as athletic director through the end of president Rodney Erickson‘s term. Erickson’s term comes to an end in June of 2014, at which point a national search for a successor will be launched.
“I have confidence in Dr. Joyner and want him to continue as part of my leadership team while I am president,” said Erickson in a statement.
Joyner was named acting athletic director in November of 2011 as the replacement for Tim Curley, who was hit with perjury and failure to report charges relating to the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse case.
Heading the search for a replacement for Joe Paterno, Joyner played a significant role in the hiring of Bill O’Brien last January. In 2012, amidst all of the distraction related to the scandal and subsequent sanctions, O’Brien led the Nittany Lions to an eight-win season, taking home multiple coaching awards at season’s end.