WACO (CBSDFW.COM) – Baylor Athletic Director Ian McCaw resigned Monday.
The news comes hours after the University announced the hiring of Jim Grobe as interim football coach replacing Art Briles who was let go last week amid the sex assault scandal in the football program.
Baylor was scrambling to replace Art Briles, who was let go last week after the release of a report commissioned by the school that accused the successful coach of not responding to or inappropriately handling allegations of sexual assault and violence by members of his team over the last few years.
McCaw has asked that the University distribute the following statement on his behalf:
“After much reflection and prayer, I have decided that a change in athletics department leadership is in Baylor University’s best interest in order to promote the unity, healing and restoration that must occur in order to move forward. I have always sought to put the University’s needs ahead of my own. My time at Baylor has been an incredible journey filled with some of the most remarkable people I have ever known. I am grateful to Baylor Nation for its support and dedication, and to all who have done so much to advance the athletics program.”
The Baylor University Board of Regents released this statement:
“We understand and accept this difficult decision by Ian McCaw to resign as Athletic Director and are grateful for his service to Baylor University. We also appreciate Ian’s commitment and involvement in bringing a person of integrity such as Jim Grobe to the University before making this decision.”
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