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.

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