Florida State will be searching for a new athletic director in the coming months.

Longtime athletic director David Coburn announced his intention to retire in the spring of 2022 once a replacement has been named.

“When I accepted this position, I was determined to get the athletic program and the university I love through a historically challenging period,” Coburn said in a release. “We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the myriad of COVID-related issues – not the least of which was the potentially crippling budget impact that virtually all schools have suffered through.”

Coburn has been Florida State’s athletic director since 2019. He oversaw the hiring of current coach Mike Norvell, who arrived at Florida State prior to the 2020 season.

Norvell is entering next season on the hot seat after posting an 8-13 record over his first two seasons.

“I have enjoyed the position as athletics director a great deal and it has been very rewarding, but this program needs an athletic director who will be here for the long term,” Coburn said in a statement. “It is just a good time to step away and let the next generation take it from here.

“I have agreed to stay on until the end of the spring semester or until the position is filled, whichever comes sooner.”