Candidates for U of M athletic director identified

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: June 25, 2024 3:25 PM CT | Published: June 15, 2024 11:43 AM CT

The University of Memphis will interview a small pool of candidates for its vacant athletic director job over the coming week, two sources with knowledge of the search process told The Daily Memphian.

One of the sources said up to six candidates will be interviewed, and both sources said this week’s interviews will be conducted on Zoom.

Among those expected to be interviewed, according to both sources, are current Tennessee deputy athletics director/chief resource officer Ryan Alpert, Clemson deputy director of athletics Kevin White, Virginia deputy athletics director Ed Scott and current Buffalo vice president and athletic director Mark Alnutt.


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Tim Buckley

Tim Buckley

Tim is a veteran sportswriter who graduated from CBHS in Memphis and the University of Missouri. He previously covered LSU sports in Baton Rouge, and the University of Louisiana football and basketball for The Daily Advertiser/USA TODAY Network in Lafayette, the NBA’s Utah Jazz for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida, and West Texas State basketball for the Amarillo Globe News in Texas.

John Martin

John Martin

John Martin is a contributing college sports columnist for The Daily Memphian. Martin is a lifelong Memphian who’s covered the Memphis Tigers’ basketball program for more than a decade. Before joining The Daily Memphian team, he was the Memphis beat writer for The Athletic. Currently, he is the co-host of the Jason and John Show on 92.9 FM ESPN, weekdays at 11 a.m. Martin is a graduate of White Station High School and the University of Memphis.


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