Hall of Fame
- Nov 22, 2011
I hate to see him go. He was the best AD we could have hoped for up there.Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart will retire next June 30, the school announced Thursday.
Though Hart appears to have made a good hire in fourth-year football coach Butch Jones, his tenure at Tennessee has been a rocky one in many ways. He hired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall in 2014, only to be forced to fire him a year later when it was revealed Tyndall had committed widespread NCAA violations at Southern Miss.
And the entire Tennessee athletic department has been under fire of late after a series of sexual assault allegations against athletes, many of them football players. The school last month settled a Title IX lawsuit brought by a number of female former students for $2.48 million.