Bemidji State to host retirement party for Tracy Dill on June 21

The event will take place from 1-3 p.m. on June 21 at the John Glas Fieldhouse foyer at BSU.

Tracy Dill, Bemidji State’s director of athletics, watches the BSU men’s basketball team take on Winona State on Jan. 7, 2022, at the BSU Gymnasium.
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BEMIDJI -- The Tracy Dill farewell tour is nearing its end, and Bemidji State’s director of athletics will have an official retirement party next month.

The event will take place from 1-3 p.m. on June 21 at the John Glas Fieldhouse foyer at BSU. The campus community and general public are welcome to join the celebration, which includes cake and refreshments. There is no cost to attend and no need to RSVP.

Dill is just the second full-time athletic director in Bemidji State history. He took the job in 2013 and has held the role for nine years. He announced in January that he is retiring effective July 1, and BSU announced in early May that Britt Lauritsen has been hired as his replacement.

During Dill’s tenure, the Beavers won five conference championships and made eight NCAA Tournament/Championship appearances. The department has also received seven conference and national coach of the year awards in the same era.

Dill officially started as Bemidji State’s AD on June 1, 2013. He succeeded Rick Goeb, who the university decided to replace after 12 years.

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