Tennessee Hires John Currie as New Athletic Director

The news that Tennessee fans have been waiting so long to hear finally came on Tuesday. UT announced the hiring of a new athletics director but it wasn’t someone many people were talking about.

Kansas State AD John Currie has been named the next head of athletics in Knoxville. Currie is a graduate of Wake Forest but also holds a master’s degree from Tennessee. He served as an assistant athletics director at UT from 2000 to 2009 when he left for KSU.

“He has a tremendous work ethic and he’s incredibly organized,” said former Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton about Currie, “John will be … one that will continue to move the athletic department forward in new and exciting ways.”