Celebrated Stags AD Gene Doris Announces Transition Plan

Fairfield University’s longstanding and accomplished Director of Athletics, Gene Doris, has announced his plan to leave Fairfield after a 23-year career with the Stags. Doris will remain at Fairfield reporting directly to the President’s office during a national search for his replacement. Once a successor is selected by President-elect Mark R. Nemec, PhD, Doris will transition to the role of special advisor to the new athletics director until the conclusion of the calendar year.

Under Doris’ leadership, Fairfield has boasted consistent success athletically, academically and in the community. The Stags have won 45 conference championships and 58 regular season conference championships culminating with 35 NCAA postseason berths during his tenure. In addition, Fairfield has claimed the overall Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Commissioner’s Cup four times, the MAAC Commissioner’s Cup for Women’s Athletics seven times and the MAAC Commissioner’s Cup for Men’s Athletics on three occasions.

Doris received the 2010 Division I Northeast Athletic Director of the Year Award and the 2013 Fairfield University Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award. He is a 2016 inductee in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Hall of Fame.