Jimmy Stanton, the Titans’ vice president of communications, decided to resign his position effective immediately to pursue “other career opportunities and endeavors,” the team announced Tuesday, two days after the regular-season opener and 16 months after he was hired.
The organization will conduct a search to fill the position at the end of the season.
Stanton, who also worked in the Titans’ media relations department during the 1999 and 2000 seasons, rejoined the NFL franchise in May 2015. In between, he spent three years working for the University of Kentucky, eight years with Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros and the previous six years with the University of Tennessee, most recently as senior associate athletics director for communications.
“I am appreciative for the opportunity I was afforded to return to the Tennessee Titans,” Stanton said in a written statement released by the team. “There are other career opportunities and endeavors I am interested in pursuing at this time, and I look forward to watching all of the future success on the horizon for this team.”
Stanton was present in the Titans' locker room Monday. A call to his cell phone went straight to voicemail.
Stanton, a native of Midland, Texas, earned a degree in political science from Southwestern University and a master’s in sports management from Tennessee.
“I have known Jimmy for close to 20 years, which includes two tenures with our organization,” Titans president and CEO Steve Underwood said in the statement. “We are grateful for his contributions to the team since his return last summer. He will be missed and we wish him and his family the best in what lies ahead.”