HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - USM Director of Athletics Bill McGillis announced that he has resigned and has accepted a new position at the University of San Diego Monday.
According to SouthernMiss.com, McGillis accepted the position of associate vice president and executive director of athletics at USD.
He will leave USM in mid-January and start his new position on Jan. 23, 2017.
McGillis posted an open letter regarding his resignation to SouthernMiss.com.
In July 2013, McGillis was named director of athletics at USM. He is a native of the West Coast, according to SouthernMiss.com.
Zac Woodfin, head of USM's strength and conditioning program, will assume McGillis duties on an interim basis, but he is not a candidate for the position permanently, said Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett. A national search will begin immediately to find McGillis' successor.