Georgia hires new athletic director

ATLANTA (AP) -- A person familiar with the search says Georgia has hired Greg McGarity as its new athletic director.

McGarity will be named to replace Damon Evans, who resigned last month after a June 30 drunken driving arrest, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement has been made.

McGarity is the associate athletic director at Florida, where he has worked since 1992. He is an Athens native and graduate of Georgia, so he was seen right away as being one of the favorites to take over when Evans resigned under pressure, less than a week after a late-night DUI arrest in which he was with a female passenger who wasn't his wife.

The hiring of McGarity was first reported by WSB-TV in Atlanta.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 100648469