Auburn and Allen Green are reportedly working to end their terms as athletic directors early. (Auburn basketball regular season championship, gymnastics national championship, baseball College World Series participation), but also had a series of perceived conflicts with the board. Leaked interviews with the management board of other positions. Current Chief Operating Officer Mercy Garton is expected to serve as Director of Athletics until an interim name is given, and will search nationwide for a replacement for Green. The following are possible:
Tim Jackson, Auburn
A 34-year veteran of Auburn and an early favorite, Jackson is now Executive Associate Athletic Director of Development and joined the Athletics office after previously working with coach Pat Dye.A major contributor and well-liked within the complex, he was Gene Chiswick’s “right hand man” and confidante during his coaching tenure, and has worked in nearly every aspect of Auburn Sports, from the field to the ticket. rice field
Erin Adkins, UCLA
The 38-year-old is a respected Director of Compliance and has worked closely with UCLA football and men’s basketball, including building the school’s first NIL platform. She was previously a member of her group at the NCAA Transfer Working, which recommended her one-time transfer rule change for 2020, and has her SEC experience since her Vanderbilt days.
Zach Greenwell, Western Kentucky
His journalism background gives him a unique ability to understand both the perspective of the media and the protection of the best interests of programs, coaches and athletes. A professional development program designed to prepare track and field staff for the demands of “next generation” AD, he is believed to be seeking employment at the University of Louisville.
Tiffini Grimes, Purdue
Purdue’s senior female administrator has Southern roots and after graduating from law school at Georgia Tech, she worked at Pennsylvania State University and Alabama, where she was in charge of compliance for Nick Saban’s football team and later Alabama basketball. added to her responsibilities. The 39-year-old was thought to be close to Alabama athlete Greg Byrne until he moved to Purdue earlier this year.
Anne-Marie Gurieri, Yale University
Yale Athletics Chief Operating Officer, Gurieri is known as a “real bulldog” dating back to his college field hockey days. She has previously worked for Dartmouth and Colgate, and from Women Leaders in Collegiate Sports she won the 2014 Nell Jackson Her Administrator of the Year Award.
Adam Newman, Big Ten Conference
Neumann has served as principal attorney (and deputy general counsel) to Commissioner Kevin Warren through the addition of UCLA and USC, as well as the recently announced record-breaking renegotiation of media rights agreements. The 32-year-old is considered a rising star in the world of sports business and a major behind-the-scenes player in his second-most powerful conference in collegiate sports.
John Hartwell, Utah
Auburn’s most familiar outside candidate, Hartwell, was an AD at Troy University from 2012-2015 and hails from Mobile. A former basketball player for the Citadel, he is one of the college’s largest administrators at 6 feet 8 inches tall, and he is one of the largest administrators in Utah and Troy, including new practice facilities for both softball and golf in Troy. presided over numerous facility upgrades at both. his $2.1 million renovation of the Troy Softball Complex and Football Veterans Memorial Stadium; Prior to joining Troy, he worked for Ole Miss and was the Chief Operating Officer of the Ole Miss Athletic Association Foundation, where he was the Chief Fundraiser.
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