A Message from the President on Saban’s Retirement

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

This afternoon Coach Saban met with the football team and informed them of his decision to retire. Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for his exemplary leadership and service to The University of Alabama over the past 17 years. We are grateful for the lasting impact he has made on the lives of our student-athletes and the incredible memories his teams have created for our students, alumni, fans and supporters.

Coach Saban and Ms. Terry are tremendous ambassadors for The University of Alabama and our community and we celebrate their many contributions and indelible legacy. 

As we would all expect, the University and its leadership will work tirelessly to ensure our proud tradition and standard of excellence continues in football and every endeavor that supports the mission of The University of Alabama. 

A detailed release regarding today’s announcement is available at rolltide.com.

Stuart R. Bell