Phil Fulmer has been named interim Athletic Director at the University of Tennesseem and Athletic Director John Currie “has been placed on leave with pay,” UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport said at a press conference Friday afternoon.
“Phillip Fulmer has been a great representative of the university. He has been a student-athlete, a head coach, and a father of UT student-athletes. He understands our history, our rich traditions, and the importance of supporting our student-athletes,” Davenport said in a statement released on Friday.
Fulmer played college football at UT and was the head coach when UT won the national championship in the 1990s.
“I am confident that Phillip understands our commitment to excellence in all of our athletic programs and I appreciate his willingness to serve during this critical time,” Davenport added.