Bernard Muir

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Bernard Muir
Born (1968-07-22) July 22, 1968 (age 46)
Gainesville, Florida
Occupation Stanford University Athletic Director

Bernard Muir (born July 22, 1968) is the Athletic Director at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, Muir served in the same position at the University of Delaware and Georgetown University.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Gainesville, Florida, Muir attended Brown University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in organizational behavior and management and played basketball, serving as the team's co-captain in his senior year.[1][2] He went on to earn a master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University.[2]

Sports administration career[edit]

Muir worked as assistant director of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship and then joined the staff of Notre Dame athletic director Kevin White.[2] In 2005, Muir was named athletic director at Georgetown University, and in 2009, was hired in the same position at the University of Delaware.[1][2]

In 2012, following the departure of Bob Bowlsby to head the Big 12 Conference, Stanford chose Muir as its seventh athletic director.[1][2]

Muir serves on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, which among other duties, serves as the selection committee for the NCAA Tournament.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Muir and his wife, Liz, have two daughters.[1]

In December 2014, Muir was announced as one of the six recipients of the 2015 Silver Anniversary Awards, presented annually by the NCAA to outstanding former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their college sports careers. The award is based on both athletic and professional success.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bernard Muir Biography". Stanford University. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Brockway, Kevin (August 9, 2012). "Stanford AD Muir hasn't forgotten Gainesville roots". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "NCAA honors six former athletes with Silver Anniversary Awards" (Press release). NCAA. December 4, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014.