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Jack McDonald Proud Of What He Built At Quinnipiac

Jack McDonald Proud Of What He Built At Quinnipiac

HAMDEN — He sat there alone Wednesday, watching, listening, at the top row of the lower bowl at TD Bank Sports Center. After Quinnipiac President John Lahey had introduced the school's new athletic director and Greg Amodio had spoken of his own hopes and dreams, there they were climbing the steps toward Jack McDonald.

Coaches, staff, various members of the athletic department, they stopped and hugged McDonald. A few had tears in their eyes.

"This day," McDonald said, "belongs to Greg."

True enough, but the previous 20 years at Quinnipiac belonged to McDonald. When he decided to leave Denver as its athletic director in 1995 and take the job next to...