SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga has promoted Chris Standiford to director of athletics. That follows Monday's announcement that Mike Roth is retiring on Aug. 31 after 24 years of leading the Bulldogs’ sports programs. Standiford has been a member of the Gonzaga staff for 31 years and currently is the deputy director of athletics. He's responsible for daily operation and oversight of the department and also provides operational administrative support for Gonzaga’s highly successful men’s and women’s basketball programs.

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