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

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The University of Memphis is officially introducing Laird Veatch as the new Director of Athletics for Memphis Tigers Athletics.

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

Veatch previously was the executive associate athletics director for internal affairs at the University of Florida since July 2017.

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

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

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