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Bernard Montgomery Muir (born July 22, 1968) is an American college athletics administrator who is currently the athletic director at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford, Muir served in the same position at the University of Delaware and Georgetown University.

Bernard Muir
Current position
TitleAthletic director
Biographical details
Born (1968-07-22) July 22, 1968 (age 51)
Gainesville, Florida
Alma materBrown University
Ohio University
Playing career
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2000–2003Notre Dame (assoc. AD)
2003–2004Notre Dame (senior assoc. AD)
2004–2005Notre Dame (deputy AD)


Early life and educationEdit

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 careerEdit

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 lifeEdit

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 May 8, 2017.
  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.