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USC athletic director Pat Haden to step down in June

The University of Southern California hired Pat Haden to guide its storied athletic department through the toughest time in its history.

With that job largely done, USC's athletic director and dedicated Trojan decided he was ready for another role.

Haden will retire on June 30, school president Max Nikias announced Friday. Haden, the 63-year-old former USC quarterback, will start a one-year job guiding the renovation of the Coliseum after leaving the athletic department.

"Pat has accomplished USC's objectives here through his distinct blend of integrity, energy, wisdom, and character," Nikias said in a letter announcing the decision.

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