Wednesday , Jun , 23 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Hoyas AD Lang reties

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – Joe Lang, who has been Georgetown’s athletic
director since 1995, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Lang will leave the school effective July 1 and will be replaced by Adam
Brick, who was the senior associate director of athletics. There will be a
formal search for a permanent replacement beginning soon.

Lang, who had been with the University since 1972 when he started as an
assistant track and field coach, will leave after 34 years of service.

In 1974 he became head coach of the track and field team and held the position
until 1983. He then slowly worked his way up to become senior associate
director for athletics before finally taking over the director’s job in 1995.

“I appreciate the opportunity that Georgetown provided me to spend my career
working to enhance the undergraduate experience of our student-athletes. The
chance to work with an outstanding group of colleagues, students and alumni
has been of the great blessings of my life,” said Lang.

Georgetown has had much success under Lang as teams won 28 Big East regular
season titles.

However, Lang came under fire when he was criticized by students and alumni a
year ago when he stated that a yearly NCAA trip was an “unreasonable
expectation” for Georgetown’s basketball team. A team that despite its high-
profile has struggled during recent years.