Farmer steps down as Louisiana-Lafayette athletic director

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (AP) Scott Farmer has announced that he will no longer serve as director of athletics for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Farmer stepped down Tuesday after holding the position the last five years.

The announcement did not detail why Farmer is leaving the position.

The university plans to promote former deputy of director of athletics Dr. Jessica Leger to interim athletic director while the school looks for a permanent replacement. Leger's assignment must be approved by the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System.

Farmer will now teach in the School of Kinesiology after seeing the athletic budget double during his tenure. The athletic department is in the midst of a $115 million plan to upgrade athletic facilities that began in 2013.

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