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Iron Duke Shake-Up

Ron Schmid, the Executive Director of the Iron Dukes, resigned on Thursday to take a position as the head of Carolinas PGA. Ron, an avid and passionate golfer, has done a wonderful job at Duke and we will miss him and his family as they move to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We'll never forget his patience and hard work throughout "Hell's Charter" during the '99 Final Four.

A search will begin soon for Ron's successor. Our vote (and hope) is for Jack Winters, Ron's associate in the Iron Duke office, who is the epitome of integrity and graciousness. Whomever succeeds Ron has our best wishes and sympathies - doling out tickets at Cameron is one of those "glamour jobs" that brings you a lot of phone calls but few sincere friendships.