College Sports

Riley out as SCF athletic director

BRADENTON — Mike Riley is no longer the State College of Florida athletic director.

Riley was in his third year with the program.

The baseball team made the JUCO World Series under Riley’s tenure, and the SCF softball team also added state tournament appearances while Riley was there.

The school added a tennis program last year with play to begin in the fall.

The departure of Riley gives Matt Ennis the acting athletic director title, and Ennis will continue his other job as head athletic trainer in addition to the acting athletic director position.

It’s part of an overhaul of the department, Director of Public Affairs and Marketing Katherine Walker said.

“The five head coaches and the department support staff consisting of Matt Ennis and Brian Newberry and the department secretary have been given a charge to work together,” Walker said. “They’re going to reconvene in August and come back with their thoughts and their vision for the future athletic department.”

Walker declined to comment on why Riley is no longer the AD but said the purpose of the department overhaul is to reorganize.

“They will come out with what they want the athletic department to look like regarding the organizational structure, the mission, the values,” said Walker, “all of those things, and only until they get that done will they come out with whatever a revised job description would be or title.”

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