Gross Steps Down as Augustana Athletic Director

Bill Gross



 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. After 28 years at the helm of the Augustana athletic department, Director of Athletics Bill Gross is stepping down and will take a position in Augustana’s Advancement Office as a Senior Gifts Officer. Gross made the announcement at a news conference yesterday alongside Augustana College President Rob Oliver. Gross, a 1973 graduate of Augustana, spent 35 years as a member of the athletic staff. He played basketball at Augustana from 1969-1973 and was an All-NCC Selection three times and still remains in the top 10 of numerous statistical categories. Gross spent nine seasons as the head coach of the Augustana men’s basketball team where he posted a 154-103 record, including eight winning seasons. His 1988-89 team won the NCC Championship. A national search for a replacement will begin immediately.

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