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Director of Athletics Allen Greene talks at the intro presser for Bryan Harsin on Thursday.
Auburn new college football coach Bryan Harsin arrives on campus on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 in Auburn, Ala.
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Director of Athletics Allen Greene talks at the intro presser for Bryan Harsin on Thursday. Auburn new college football coach Bryan Harsin arrives on campus on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics

Auburn Parts Ways With Allen Greene Eight Days Before 2022 Football Season

The news that Allen Greene would no longer be the athletic director at Auburn University broke at around 1:00 p.m. Greene had just over five months remaining on his contract.

"The decision to step away from Auburn athletics is not an easy one, but it is the right time for me to begin the next step in my professional journey," Greene said in a press release sent out by the university. "I am very proud of the work that we have done together to move our athletics program forward."

Greene had been at Auburn since January of 2018. His tenure oversaw many athletic accomplishments that included two appearances in the College World Series in 2019 and 2022, and a run to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in 2019.

Additionally, Greene played a major role in getting Auburn's brand-new $92 million football facility approved.

"In the brief time that I have worked alongside Allen as president, he has proven to be an asset to Auburn, enhancing our athletics programs and facilities, and has been dedicated to our student-athletes, to integrity and to our university," said Auburn University president Dr. Christopher Roberts. "We're grateful for his commitment and contributions to Auburn over the past four and a half years."

One of the last major decisions made by Greene was signing Auburn Men's Basketball head coach Bruce Pearl to an eight-year contract extension worth $50.2 million.

Auburn Athletics Chief Operating Officer Marcy Girton will be acting as Athletics Director on an interim basis until a permanent replacement for Greene is named.

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