GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The longest-tenured coach in the history of University of North Dakota athletics will be stepping down at the end of the academic year.

Head cross country coach Dick Clay says he plans to retire after 34 seasons at the helm of UND's women's cross country program. He added men's cross country head coaching duties in 2011, and also serves as associate head coach of the school's track and field program.

Clay also served as head women's track and field coach from 1985 to 2011.