BALTIMORE, Md. (April 26, 2016) -- Floyd Kerr, director of Morgan State University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, has informed President David Wilson of his decision to retire at the end of this academic year. Kerr has served as Morgan's athletic director since July 17, 2005.
"I appreciate Floyd's service to the University during his time here. There have been many noteworthy achievements, including a successful basketball program and winng a football conference championship. We certainly wish him well in the future and hope he will enjoy his retirement years," said Dr. Wilson. "I am immediately launching a national search for a new athletic director."
Kerr oversees a program at Morgan with 15 varsity sports and over 280 student-athletes. During his tenure, Morgan's men's basketball team racked up three league championships, winning two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships. The Bears football team achieved a MEAC co-championship during the 2014 "Return to Greatness" season.
Before coming to Morgan, Kerr was the athletic director at Southern University from 2000 to 2005 during which time he was recognized as a visionary leader throughout college sports evidenced by his service on several boards and committees including two of the NCAA’s most prestigious committees, the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subcommittee as well as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee. Kerr also distinguished himself by being ranked 75th on Sports Illustrated 101 Most Important Minorities in Sports in May 2004.
Kerr says his retirement from Morgan is effective June 30, 2016. President Wilson has indicated that an interim director will be appointed if the national search does not conclude by June 30, 2016.