Turnkey Chosen to Lead Tennessee AD Search

Following a competitive bidding process, the University of Tennessee (UT) has selected Turnkey to manage the institution’s search for a new Director of Athletics.

“This is the premier AD job in the country, and the passion of Big Orange Country is second to none,” said incoming UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport. “With Turnkey’s help we will conduct a thorough, nationwide search that is open to all candidates to ensure we will yield the best candidates for the job.”

Davenport’s search committee will include UT luminaries Peyton Manning and Jimmy Haslam; Senior Associate AD Donna Thomas; Anderson Media Corporation CEO and UT Trustee Charlie Anderson; and UT’s SEC and NCAA Faculty Rep, Professor Donald Bruce.

“Turnkey is thrilled to be working with Dr. Davenport, the Search Committee, the Board of Trustees and the UT community,” said Gene DeFilippo, Managing Director of Turnkey Search. “We’re humbled, honored and grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing university and hungry to land the very best AD for UT.”

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