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Next in line?

July 15, 2003

Camilla, Ga.-- Shortly after University of Georgia President Michael Adams decided not to renew current athletic director Vince Dooley's contract, the rumor mill began to turn with names of a possible replacement.

One of those names was Damon Evans, the senior associate athletic director for internal affairs at Georgia. Evans was in Camilla Tuesday night speaking at the Boys and Girls Club of Camilla and Mitchell County's annual benefit dinner.

A former player under Dooley at Georgia in the early 90's, Evans was recruited by his old coach to join the University's Athletic staff back in 1998. Since doing so, he has enjoyed tremendous success within the department, and recently was named to Sports Illustrated's list of the 101 most influential minorities in sports.

Although Evans says that it is a goal of his to become an athletic director, he'll cross that bridge when and if he comes to it. "Of course if you had the opportunity to be the A.D. at your alma mater, I mean that's a plus. But I'm just going to wait and see what happens when that time comes. If it's in the cards for me to be at the University of Georgia in that role, that would be great."

"But I think those individuals are going to have choices, those individuals being the search committee and the president, and I think they'll choose whoever they think is the best person for the job at that particular time," Evans said.

Vince Dooley's contract as UGA athletic director expires at the end of June 2004.

Posted at 12:50AM by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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