Tim Daniel was closing in on three decades of service at Dickinson State in the Athletic Department.
If he reaches that mark it will not be as the Blue Hawks Athletic Director.
DSU President Thomas Mitzel announced the decision to relieve Daniel as the Director of Athletics.
Tim is a DSU graduate who started his professional career at Dickinson State in 1989.
Prior to becoming the A.D. in 2011, Daniel was a full-time teacher and coach.
He's best known for his time with the men's basketball program.
Head Football Coach Pete Stanton will be the interim Athletic Director until a national search will take place in the spring of 2018.
President Mitzel also announced the Blue Hawks baseball program, plus men's & women's golf will be cut after the 2017-18 academic year, so they will play one more season.
Mitzel indicated eliminating the sports are part of larger university budget reductions.