published Monday, September 5th, 2011

UT to name Dave Hart new athletic director

KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee will introduce Dave Hart as the school's new athletic director and vice chancellor at a news conference at 6:30 p.m., the school announced Monday afternoon.

Hart, the father of UT Chattanooga athletic director Rick Hart, was Alabama's executive athletic director. He also had previous stints as the athletic director at Florida State and East Carolina.

Former UT athletic director Mike Hamilton resigned in June, and the school had made unsuccessful attempts to hire Georgia Tech's Dan Radakovich and LSU's Joe Alleva.

The Seminoles won one national title in football and played for two others during Hart's tenure.

More coverage online and in Tuesday's Times Free Press. Follow UT beat writer Patrick Brown on Twitter, for more continuous updates.

about Patrick Brown...

Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...

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