Massive 12 government affiliate commissioner Ed Stewart is leaving the convention after 16 years to affix USC as senior affiliate government director of athletics, the college introduced Friday.
Stewart has been an integral a part of the Massive 12 government group since becoming a member of the convention in 2006 and has overseen Massive 12 soccer by a number of rounds of realignment and thru a number of commissioners. In his function within the Massive 12 entrance workplace, Stewart was the manager director answerable for the administration of Massive 12 soccer.
In his new function, Stewart is anticipated to supervise the soccer program at USC. He groups up with first-year Trojans coach Lincoln Riley, who Stewart labored with for 5 years when Riley was at Oklahoma. Stewart’s expertise with realignment is a key a part of his enchantment for the function, in accordance with ESPN. USC is slated to affix the Massive Ten for the 2024 soccer season.
Stewart’s departure comes simply days after Brett Yormark took over as Massive 12 commissioner full-time, so Yormark should instantly fill one of the crucial necessary roles in his new workplace. Yormark replaces Bob Bowlsby, who retired and moved into an advisory function within the Massive 12 after 10 years. The brand new commissioner is a longtime athletic and leisure director, however has no main expertise in school athletics.
Previous to working in collegiate administration, Stewart was a standout linebacker and group captain on Nebraska’s 1994 nationwide championship group and earned consensus All-America honors. He was later named to the Nebraska Soccer All-Century Staff.
He later labored at Michigan State whereas incomes his diploma and joined Missouri as affiliate athletic director in 1999. Stewart joined the Massive 12 whereas Missouri and Nebraska had been nonetheless member establishments and oversaw the league’s soccer product by a significant realignment in 2012 and now in 2021.