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Darton A.D. leaving but when

December 5, 2006

Albany - Darton College athletic director Todd Davis said Tuesday he is looking for a new job.

However, the college isn't waiting for him to turn his resignation.

Darton is advertising for a new athletic director on the college's web page.

Davis said Darton president Dr. Peter Sireno gave him permission to look for a new job.

After ten years of working at two-year schools, Davis says he wants to return to working in an athletic department at a four-year school.

Preferably, one that is to his home state of Oklahoma.

Davis says he has several job opportunities but is not expecting any offers anytime soon.

The posting of his job on the Darton web page this week apparently caught Davis off guard.

He said Tuesday he still had not notified all of his coaches of his plans to leave Darton in the near future.

Davis would not say if he was being forced out at Darton.

He did say that he wants the transition between him and his successor to be as smooth as possible and he believes Darton's championship tradition will continue.

During his two year tenure as athletic director,  Darton has won two NJCAA golf titles, finished runner-up at the 2005 NJCAA women's soccer tournament and this past spring the Darton softball team won their first fast pitch region title and made their first ever appearance in the NJCAA World Series.

Darton also hosted the 2006 NJCAA Women's Soccer tournament.

In the 2005-06 academic year, Darton was honored as the top two-year junior college athletic program in the state of Georgia.

The web advertisement for the Darton College Athletic Director's position states that a review of applications will begin on February 16, 2007.

Darton president Dr. Peter Sireno did not return a telephone call on Tuesday afternoon.

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