U of M names Laird Veatch as new athletic director

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 09, 2019 4:34 PM CT | Published: August 09, 2019 9:58 AM CT

Laird Veatch, an athletic administrator at the University of Florida, was named the University of Memphis athletic director. In addition to 25 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, Veatch also was a linebacker at Kansas State.


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Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey, a lifelong Memphian, has worked as a reporter in the city four decades. He concentrated on suburban coverage for the bulk of his career, except for a stint as sports editor of The Daily Memphian when it launched in September 2018. He now is suburban editor and also serves as a freelance sports writer for The Associated Press.


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