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Doug Elgin retiring as MVC commissioner following 2020-21 school year

ST. LOUIS — Change is coming to the Missouri Valley Conference.

Doug Elgin, the MVC commissioner for the past 33 years, announced Wednesday he will be retiring in the spring following the 2020-21 school year.

"I’m announcing my retirement at this time in order to provide our MVC Presidents Council with the appropriate time to guide the search for the next commissioner,” said Elgin, 69.

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search will handle a national search for Elgin's successor.

"I consider him a good friend and a colleague," said Illinois State athletic director Larry Lyons.