Former FAU Athletics Director Craig Angelos accepts new position at USF

Rolando Rosa

Former FAU Athletics Director Craig Angelos. Photo by Abhi Saini.

It took half a year, but Craig Angelos is employed again.

The former FAU athletics director, fired in March, is taking a job at USF as an associate athletic director in charge of compliance, according to the blog Voodoo Five. He will be in charge of making sure USF’s athletic programs are in accordance with all NCAA regulations as well as state and federal laws.

Angelos was FAU’s AD since 2003, but was released just months after his hiring of new football head coach Carl Pelini.

Melissa Dawson served as FAU’s interim AD before Pat Chun was hired after a four month nationwide search.

Angelos helped FAU football acquire its $70 million on-campus stadium, but after his departure, FAU President Mary Jane Saunders hinted that Angelos’ efforts as a marketer and fundraiser were subpar.

“I’m not sure we’re as visible as they could be,” Saunders said to the Palm Beach Post after Angelos was fired. “With a new stadium we feel this will be very important.”

At USF, Angelos supplants current Associate Athletics Director Steve Horton, who is retiring.