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University of Memphis officially introduces Laird Veatch as new Director of Athletics for Tigers

The University of Memphis is officially introducing Laird Veatch as the new Director of Athletics for Memphis Tigers Athletics.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The University of Memphis isofficially introducing LairdVeatch as the new Director of Athletics for Memphis Tigers Athletics.

A news conference was held Tuesday. You can watch the full video above.

Veatchpreviously was the executive associate athletics director for internal affairsat the University of Florida since July 2017.

“Laird’sa perfect fit for the University and our City,” said Rudd in a news releaseannouncing the hire. “As a former student-athlete, he brings a uniqueperspective and a wealth of experience at some of the nation’s leading athleticdepartments, along with a strong vision for the future, a keen understanding ofa rapidly changing landscape, unparalleled integrity and energy, and acommitment to competing at the highest level.”

BeforeFlorida, Veatch spent the seven years prior (2010-17) at his alma mater, KansasState University, where he served in a variety of roles, including both deputyathletics director and interim director of athletics.