One of the most powerful voices in college sports is ready to ride off into the sunset.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford is set to retire following the 2020-21 athletic year. Swofford served the conference for 24 years.

An early pioneer of the College Football Playoff, Swofford also oversaw an aggressive expansion of the league — with the additions of Miami, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Pitt, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Louisville — taking the ACC from nine to 15 teams.

Those moves were instrumental in ensuring the future of the conference for years to come following a period of uncertainty for many leagues around the country. Once the school and conference game of music chairs stopped, the ACC found itself standing on solid ground — unlike some others during the realignment era.

“It has been a privilege to be a part of the ACC for over five decades and my respect and appreciation for those associated with the league throughout its history is immeasurable,” Swofford said in a prepared statement. “Having been an ACC student-athlete, athletics director and commissioner has been an absolute honor. There are immediate challenges that face not only college athletics, but our entire country, and I will continue to do my very best to help guide the conference in these unprecedented times through the remainder of my tenure. Nora and I have been planning for this to be my last year for some time and I look forward to enjoying the remarkable friendships and memories I’ve been blessed with long after I leave this chair.”

The ACC has yet to name a successor to Swofford.