Bernard Muir

Director of Athletics, Stanford University

National Advisory Board

Bernard Muir was named Stanford’s Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics on July 27, 2012. He was appointed to his new position by Provost John Etchemendy.

Muir brings to The Farm nearly 25 years of athletic administrative experience at Delaware, Georgetown,Notre Dame, Butler, Auburn and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). He directedDelaware’s athletic program from 2009-12 and, before that, was director of athletics at Georgetown from2005-09. As an undergraduate at Brown University, Muir was a four-year letter winner in basketball, andearned a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and management in 1990. He went on to earn amaster’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1992.

At Delaware, Muir is credited with increasing the competitiveness of Blue Hen varsity sports, helpingsecure NCAA Division I tournament games on campus and enhancing athletic facilities.

The Stanford program Muir will head has won 18 consecutive Directors’ Cup trophies as the top overallathletic program in the country. Stanford athletic teams have won at least one national championshipannually for the past 36 years, the longest such streak in the nation. Stanford teams have also won 103NCAA Championships, a figure that ranks second in the nation. No other school has won more thanStanford’s 423 individual national titles. All 35 programs exceed the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate.

The Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation supports 35 varsity sports aswell as campus-wide recreation, fitness and wellness programs. The university employs about 100coaches and assistants. Ten current coaches have led their teams to one or more NCAA titles.

Before joining the athletics administration at Georgetown, Muir served as deputy director ofathletics/administration and facilities at the University of Notre Dame from 2004 to 2005. He also servedat Notre Dame as senior associate athletic director for student welfare and development from 2003 to2004 and as associate athletic director for student welfare and development from 2000 to 2003.

Muir worked for the NCAA from 1998 to 2000 as director of operations for the Division I men’s nationalbasketball championship and from 1992 to 1998 as assistant director of the Division I men’s nationalbasketball championship. He began his career in athletics administration as an athletic administrativeassistant at Butler University in 1990, and subsequently held positions with Auburn University andStreetball Partners International of Dallas.

In 2007 Muir was named to Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40.”Muir and his wife, Liz, have two daughters, Libby and Millie.