Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.

Wade: New Memphis AD Laird Veatch chose Memphis as much as Memphis chose him

By Updated: August 14, 2019 9:22 AM CT | Published: August 13, 2019 4:20 PM CT
<strong>The University of Memphis&rsquo; new athletic director, Laird Veatch, was introduced during a press conference at the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center, Tuesday, Aug. 13.&nbsp;<span>&ldquo;Finding the right fit for Memphis was essential,&rdquo; U of M president M. David Rudd said Tuesday.</span></strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

The University of Memphis’ new athletic director, Laird Veatch, was introduced during a press conference at the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center, Tuesday, Aug. 13. “Finding the right fit for Memphis was essential,” U of M president M. David Rudd said Tuesday. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Luring Laird Veatch from the University of Florida was roundly considered a strong hire for University of Memphis president M. David Rudd and Memphis. 

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