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Damon M. Evans
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Place of birth Nebraska
College University of Georgia
Years July 1, 2004-present
Title Athletic Director
School as a player
1988-1992 University of Georgia
Position Wide receiver
2004 - present AD, University of Georgia

Damon M. Evans is the Athletic Director (AD) at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia.

After graduating from Gainesville High School in Hall County, Georgia, Evans played football for UGA, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi from 1988 to 1992 and graduated from the Terry College of Business in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in finance and earned his Master of Education (M.Ed.) in sports management from UGA in 1994.

Evans was an intern with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 1993 as a compliance and academic affairs assistant, then served as director of compliance and operations at the University of Missouri in 1994. In 1995, Evans returned to the SEC as the director of compliance and was promoted to assistant commissioner for compliance in 1997. He returned to UGA as an associate athletics director in 1998.

Evans served from 1998 to 2001 as a member of the NCAA Division 1-A management council and as chair of the UGA academic task force in charge of reviewing academic credentials of prospective student-athletes. He became senior associate athletics director in 2000. In December 2003, UGA president Michael F. Adams announced that Evans would succeed long-time AD and former Bulldogs coach Vince Dooley on July 1, 2004.

As of 2006, the University of Georgia Athletic Association comprises 19 intercollegiate teams, over 500 student-athletes, a $65 million budget and a 250 person staff. For fiscal 2005, the Athletic Association had the largest operating profit among collegiate athletic programs at US$23.9 Million from a gross profit of US$68.8 Million. SportsBusiness Journal, citing Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act forms, said UGA reported $67.05 million in football revenue in 2007-2008, second only to the University of Texas ($72.95 million).

In late February 2009, Lane Kiffin denigrated the Georgia Bulldogs recruiting efforts in the state of Georgia on a talk radio show with the Rivals network. As a direct response Damon Evans retorted that the program does not need to cheat to have success.[1][2]

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Preceded by
Vince Dooley
University of Georgia Athletic Director
July 1, 2004–present


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