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SC State Names New Athletics Director

ORANGEBURG, SC (WCSC) -

South Carolina State has named Stacy Danley as the school's new Athletic Director the school announced on Monday afternoon. 

Danley has previously worked as an AD at Alabama State from 2010-2012, a tenure that ended with lots of controversy.  

The AD's contract was terminated at the end of 2012 after Danley was found guilty of four charges by the University which included insubordinate behavior during a confrontation with the school's Executive Vice President and failure to ensure accountability in the athletic department staff among other things.  

Danley, who played football at Auburn in the late 80's, would sue Alabama State for wrongful termination and, after two years of delays, it was determined by a circuit court judge that Danley was not properly terminated and he was awarded over $140,000 in May of 2015. 

Almost a year later, that decision would be overturned by the Alabama Supreme Court. 

“I am honored to be selected as the next athletics director for the historic athletic programs at SC State University." Danley said in a statement. "I am excited to join Clark’s team and serve under his leadership. I look forward to working with the athletics staff, coaches and student athletes, as well as university family and friends as we seek to build the next great chapter of a powerhouse athletics program,” 

“I am delighted to welcome Stacy Danley to the Bulldog family and to the senior leadership team of this university." SC State President James E. Clark said in a statement. "With his many years of experience in athletics management, marketing and fundraising, I believe Mr. Danley is poised to enhance the SC State athletics program,” 

Prior to his tenure as Hornet AD, he served one year with the J.F. Smith Group, coordinating all fundraising consultant activities under the HBCU division while also managing and facilitating campus departmental assessment initiatives for HBCU clients. Before his work with the J.F. Smith Group, Danley served as director of athletics at Tuskegee (2008-09). 

He lettered four years as a running back at Auburn University, where he earned All-SEC honors and was named the SEC Sophomore of the Year among his athletic accomplishments.  Following his collegiate career, Danley signed NFL contracts with the Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts.  

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