Tyler ISD athletic director Rod Kaspar confirmed minutes ago by telephone that he has submitted a letter of resignation for retirement to the school board which will be approved on Tuesday.
Kaspar departs after three years as AD. During his time as athletic director he has overseen a new turf field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, new track at John Tyler and new turf fields at both John Tyler and Robert E. Lee.
"You just get to the point when the time is right and the time is right for me to retire," Kaspar said. "That is what I am going to do. We've built a home here in Tyler and are looking forward to taking it easy for a while and watching athletics (out of the limelight)."