The University of North Florida has announced the retirement of Lee Moon, the athletic director at UNF since 2009, and one of the true characters to come out of the Roanoke Valley.
Moon played football at William Fleming High School in Roanoke before heading to VMI, where he was an offensive lineman between 1966-69.
Moon later served as a graduate assistant at Virginia from 1972-73 and as a full-time assistant to then-UVa coach Dick Bestwick.
Moon later had full-time coaching stints at Duke, UVa, Mississippi and Kansas State, where he was the interim head coach.
Moon later served as the interim athletic director at Kansas State and was the AD at Marshall and Wyoming.
Moon's decision to retire, announced earlier in the spring, became official this week
"For the past 12 years, Coach Lee Moon has served the university with great distinction, integrity and devotion to our student-athletes, coaches and athletic programming," UNF President David Szymanski said in a statement. "Under his leadership, UNF Athletics has fostered a strong culture of athletic excellence, high academic achievement and great respect that has directly contributed to the remarkable growth and success of UNF's sports programs. His legacy will leave a long-lasting impact on our Osprey community."