WACO, Texas (AP) -- The executive director of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame is retiring after 17 years in that position.
Steve Fallon announced his retirement Wednesday after serving as director since 1997. He will officially step down March 1, two days after the induction ceremony for the hall's latest class.
A release from the Texas Sports Hall of Fame said Fallon recently recovered with a clean bill of health after a bout with colon cancer. Fallon says he wants to spend more time with his wife and two young children.
The museum doubled the size of its facility in 2010 under Fallon, who was also instrumental in the implementation of the annual induction banquet.
Hall curator Jay Black will take over as interim director when Fallon steps down.