ATLANTA (AP) - A person familiar with the search says Georgia
has hired Greg McGarity as its new athletic director.
McGarity will be named to replace Damon Evans, who resigned last
month after a June 30 drunken driving arrest, the person told The
Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official
announcement has been made.
McGarity is the associate athletic director at Florida, where he
has worked since 1992. He is an Athens native and graduate of
Georgia, so he was seen right away as being one of the favorites to
take over when Evans resigned under pressure, less than a week
after a late-night DUI arrest in which he was with a female
passenger who wasn't his wife.
The hiring of McGarity was first reported by WSB-TV in Atlanta.