Dick Rosenthal, 61, who engineered an unprecedented television contract for Notre Dame football, announced his retirement today as the Irish athletic director.
He will be succeeded by Michael A. Wadsorth, a 1966 Notre Dame graduate and now the Canadian ambassador to Ireland."I have some IOUs out with my family, particularly my wife," Rosenthal said at a news conference this morning.
Wadworth's appointment as ambassador ends later this year. The Toronto native, 51, was a defensive tackle on former coach Ara Parseghian's 1964 team. He later played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League from 1966-70 and practiced law from 1971-81. He was appointed ambassador by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1989.