Report: Tom Burnett, Southland Conference commissioner, set to retire

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Tom Burnett

Almost at the 19-year mark of his tenure as Commissioner of the Southland Conference, Tom Burnett is apparently ready to call it a career.

CollegeAD.com ($) reports per multiple sources that Burnett plans to retire at the end of the current college basketball season.

With more than three decades in conference administrative roles, Burnett has also served in many national positions, including 10 various NCAA committees and councils during his career. This season, he will serve as the chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee that manages the selection and administrative processes for the national championship event, including the NCAA Men’s Final Four in New Orleans.

The Southland Conference membership includes five Louisiana schools (McNeese, Nicholls, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana and the University of New Orleans).

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