Gopher Athletics today announced that George Adzick will retire in early January after 11-plus years as the director of the M Club, one of the nation’s oldest and largest alumni varsity clubs.
“George has committed so much time and energy in his life to serving those who proudly wore the M and represented the University of Minnesota in competition. His dedication to this role has made our athletics department better now than when he took the job,” said Athletics Director Mark Coyle. “George always has been and always will be an M man, and I’m very appreciative for the 11 years he spent leading our M Club.”
Adzick grew up in Eden Prairie, Minn., and went on to be a three-year starter for the Gopher football team from 1974-76. He earned a spot on the 1976 All-Big Ten first team at strong safety before being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. Adzick returned to Minnesota and completed his degree in 1981. He spent the next 25 years working primarily in business and software development before returning to the athletics department to lead the M Club in July 2006.
Under Adzick’s direction, the M Club experienced significant growth. Adzick spearheaded efforts to modernize the group and drive dues-paying membership, a membership that is now among the biggest in the country. Adzick also focused on building community within the club, dedicating himself to fostering connections between current student-athletes and student-athlete alumni and building stronger, lasting connections across club membership.
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1/8/2018 - M Club
Lewis will lead the M Club until a permanent replacement for retiring director George Adzick is named.
Adzick to Retire from M Club
12/5/2017 - M Club
Adzick, an all-Big Ten safety in the mid-1970s and the director of the athletics department’s M Club for more than a decade, will retire in early January
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10/12/2017 - M Club
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