The man who led North Dakota State through its successful transition to NCAA Division I athletics is leaving the school. Bison athletic director Gene Taylor has been named deputy director for athletics at Iowa. The 56-year-old Taylor was been with NDSU for 13 years.
Under his tenure, the Bison won three Football Championship Subdivision titles and twice advanced to the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Taylor came to Fargo after serving as an administrative assistant for business at Navy. Taylor is the third key member of the athletics department to depart this year.
Football coach Craig Bohl got a job at Wyoming and men's basketball coach Saul Phillips left for Ohio University. The deputy director of athletics position is new to Iowa.
Taylor will oversee the department's day-to-day operations.