News of Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley’s impending retirement came as a big surprise to the college athletics community and Gators Nation as a whole, and there was not a shortage of people chiming in regarding Foley’s accomplishments.
From Gators basketball coach Mike White, who was hired by Foley in 2015.
— Michael White (@MikeWhiteUF) June 13, 2016
From Gators volleyball coach Mary Wise:
— Gators Volleyball (@GatorsVB) June 13, 2016
From Florida softball coach Tim Walton:
Thank you Jeremy. Thank you for hiring me. Thank you for guiding me. Thank you for believing in… https://t.co/o1hAGG2RZG
— Tim Walton (@_TimWalton) June 13, 2016
From Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork:
— Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) June 13, 2016
From Florida Executive Associate Athletics Director Mike Hill:
Simply put, you're the best. Thank you,Jeremy, for everything you've done for the #Gators and for all of us whose lives you've touched.
— Mike Hill (@rmikehill) June 13, 2016
From radio personality Paul Finebaum, host of the SEC Network’s The Paul Finebaum Show:
So sorry to hear Jeremy Foley retiring at Florida. Simply put, he is the best AD in the nation.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 13, 2016
From national college football writer Matt Hayes, who spent a portion of his career covering the Gators for the Florida Times-Union.
— Matt Hayes (@MattHayesCFB) June 13, 2016
From CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon, who put Foley’s 25-year run as Gators AD into broader context:
Jeremy Foley is 2nd longest-tenured AD in FBS behind Utah's Chris Hill. With Foley retiring, Wake Forest's Ron Wellman becomes No. 2.
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) June 13, 2016