At the conclusion of the 2007 football season, Lloyd Carr retired from coaching and subsequently became an associate athletic director. On Sept. 1 of this year, Carr will retire from that job, meaning for the first time in 30 years, he will no longer work for the University of Michigan athletic department.
Below is part of the press release U-M sent out.
After 30 years of distinguished service to the University of Michigan, associate athletic director and former U-M head football head coach Lloyd Carr will officially retire from the athletic department on Sept. 1.
"I am thankful for the wonderful opportunity to assist two great coaches here in Bo Schembechler and Gary Moeller and I will always appreciate Joe Roberson's decision to name me the head coach in 1995," said Carr. "I am also appreciative for those I worked with and for all the great friendships I have developed.
"Most of all, I am thankful for the young men I coached and for all the memories I have from my time at Michigan."
Carr's accomplishments off the field can be measured by his success as a fundraiser for many charitable causes, including his role as co-chair for the campaign to build a new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, which will open in the fall of 2011. He will remain active in fundraising and keep his position as co-chair for the fundraising effort for the hospitals. He has also aided both the athletic department and the university as a highly sought-after speaker, serving on special committees, and providing helpful advice and mentoring to coaches and staff.
"Lloyd Carr's legacy is an impressive and important part of Michigan's rich history and tradition of excellence in football," said U-M President Mary Sue Coleman. "He has served the university as well through his advocacy and passion for a number of philanthropic causes. We are grateful for his long and successful service and wish him well in retirement."
"I have known Lloyd since he came to Michigan as an assistant coach," said Dave Brandon, U-M Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. "Coach Carr is a man of integrity. I admire and appreciate his love for all of our student-athletes and his many contributions to not only our university, but his work on behalf of numerous charitable causes throughout the state of Michigan."
Carr is retiring after two-and-one-half years as an associate athletic director, but his accomplishments as U-M's 17th head football coach will be an enduring memory.
You can read the rest of the release at MGoBlue.com.