Georgia may poach Florida for Evans’ replacement

By Adam Silverstein
July 3, 2010

Sooner or later, within the next few hours, days or weeks, the Georgia Bulldogs will fire athletic director Damon Evans. From his decision to drive under the influence to his actions upon being stopped by police officers, Evans has made it nearly impossible for the University of Georgia to keep him employed much longer.

Because of this, the Bulldogs will need to hire a new athletic director, and The Florida Times-Union’s Gene Frenette believes Evans’ replacement will come from the school’s biggest rival – the University of Florida.

Greg McGarity, a Georgia graduate and the executive senior associate director under athletic director Jeremy Foley, has been with the Florida Gators since 1992. The university describes his current responsibilities as the following:

Oversees the swimming & diving and women’s tennis programs, event operations, facilities, video services, risk management, information technology and communications, purchasing, auxiliary services, aviation operations and strength and conditioning programs. Assists Athletics Director in supervision of football and men’s basketball programs.

Essentially Foley’s right-hand man, McGarity was up for the UGA job in 2003 and could very well be the university’s top candidate when the position opens up.


  1. Daniel M. says:

    Says a lot when your heated rival looks to your program to improve their own.

  2. Wingtee says:

    I’m sure If McGarity was at Tenn or Auburn they would pursue him too. He is a UG grad.

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