There has been a strong outpouring of support and thanks for Boston College Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo, who will step down on September 30 after 15 years of serving as the school's A.D. Other than the quotes from President William P. Leahy, S.J., Frank Spaziani, Steve Donahue, Jerry York and ACC Commissioner John Swofford from the school's official release, several B.C. staffers, alum and former players took to Twitter to thank GDF for his time at the Heights.
Boston College Basketball Coach Steve Donahue @Coach_Donahue
"I wish Gene the best of luck. His vision for BC athletics will be missed. What he has accomplished in his 15 years at BC is staggering."
"Personally, Gene's guidance and friendship to me these last two years has been valued beyond words."
"I am happy for him to be moving on to another stage in his life. One where he can spend more time with his wife, children and granddaughter."
Men's Basketball Assistant Coach Nat Graham @natgraham42
"Gene DeFilippo leaves behind a tremendous legacy at BC. All of us who've worked at BC, have reaped the rewards of his leadership."
Boston College women's hockey coach Katie King Crowley @BC_CoachCrowley
"I want to wish Gene D. best of luck in his retirement.I truly appreciate everything he did for me, our WIH program, & BC athletics.#WeareBC"
Boston College Baseball on Twitter @BCBirdBall
We want to thank Gene for all he has done for BC and BC baseball and we wish him the very best in his well-deserved retirement. #WeareBC
Boston College Softball Coach Ashley Obrest @BC_CoachObrest and @BC_Softball
"Thank you Gene DeFilippo for giving me the opportunity to play and now coach at the best college around. Enjoy your retirement! #WeareBC"
"BC Softball wants to thank Gene DeFilippo for all of his support. Enjoy you're retirement...we're brining home a trophy for you! #WeareBC"
Ed McLaughlin, Director of Athletics at VCU and BC Grad @GoVCURamsAD
"Happy 4 @bostoncollege AD Gene DeFilippo in announcing his retirement. Made a huge difference & changed a lot at BC."