TUSCALOOSA, Ala., March 20 (UPI) -- Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore said Wednesday he has resigned effective immediately for health reasons.
Moore, 73, has been the Crimson Tide's AD since 1999 and has been associated with the school's football program for more than 53 years.
He was hospitalized for more than a week this month with heart-related issues.
Moore will become a special assistant to university President Judy Bonner.
The school said it will begin a search for his successor immediately.
"As many of you may know, due to factors related to my health, I am at a point that I can no longer fulfill my duties as athletics director in the true championship manner the position requires," Moore said. "While I have to focus on my health issue, I look forward to maintaining an ongoing working relationship with this great university as special assistant to Dr. Bonner. I know I can count on each of you to continue your unequaled support for me and the University of Alabama."
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