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Longtime Administrator Weedon Dies
Written by Bruce Ferrell   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 02:03

RALEIGH, -- Funeral arrangements are pending for Frank Weedon, publicity director and long-time administrator for NC State athletics, who died on Monday night at his Raleigh home.For more than five decades, he was responsible for publicizing student-athletes, organizing events and handling day-to-day administration under three different Wolfpack athletics directors.

As NC State’s sports information director for 12 years, Weedon promoted the accomplishments of Wolfpack stars in all sports. Inspired by what he thought was biased coverage on local airwaves, Weedon put together the first Wolfpack Radio Network to broadcast NC State football and men’s basketball games.

After moving into athletics administration in 1971 as Willis Casey’s only assistant director, Weedon was on the hiring committees for accomplished coaches like Lou Holtz, Kay Yow, Bo Rein, Jim Valvano and Dick Sheridan.

“Frank Weedon was a legend among collegiate sports media circles for decades,” said NC State athletics director Debbie Yow. “His competence and generous hospitality will be remembered by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him.”

Though he officially retired as an athletics department administrator in 1996, Weedon still showed up every morning for the next 15 years as a senior associate athletics director emeritus to serve as NC State athletics unofficial historian and walking anecdote mill.

“Nobody has been a better Wolfpacker than Frank Weedon,” Wolfpack Club executive director Bobby Purcell said of his long-time friend.
 
He was tournament manager for five NCAA men’s basketball tournaments at Reynolds Coliseum and served as chairman of the ACC wrestling, tennis, soccer, women’s basketball and men’s swimming committees.


 
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