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Maryland Hires Damon Evans as New AD

June 26, 2018 - 3:14 pm

By Joe Schiller

The University of Maryland has chosen to stay in-house for their new athletic director. The school announced the hiring of Damon Evans to the full-time role.

The announcement came over two months after long-time AD Kevin Anderson announced his resignation. He had previously served in the role for seven years at the University.

Evans is no stranger to College Park. He joined the Terrapins’ athletic staff in 2014 and served as the interim AD during Anderson’s extended leave during late October until the resignation was announced.

“It is a great honor to be chosen to lead at the University of Maryland,” said Evans per a press release from the school. “Since the day I arrived, I have been inspired by the student-athletes, coaches and support team that strive for success in Maryland Athletics, and I look forward to many successes ahead in our Big Ten era. I’m guided by the principle that we learn from our wins and losses, and I am eager to lead an athletics department that ultimately achieves greatness together.”

Before Maryland, Evans served as the athletic director at the University of Georgia from 2004-2010. It was a successful tenure leading one of the SEC’s most prominent schools but a DUI arrest in 2010 led to his resignation.

Per CollegeFootballTalk, the Big Ten distribution is expected to range around $52 million this year. However, Maryland and Rutgers will not receive full distribution revenue until the 2020-2021 year, according to the report.

Evans will have big shoes to fill as the Terrapins enter their fifth year in the conference.