Search for Kentucky AD now has Search Firm

Lexington KY... The University of Kentucky has signed a contract with Carr Sports Associates, Inc. to aid in the search for Larry Ivy's replacement. The Gainesville, FL company specializes in intercollegiate sports and management consulting.

William Carr, president of Carr Sports Associates, Inc. and former AD at the University of Houston and Florida, has 10 years experience in this kind of work. Carr was a member of the NCAA Management Council and a vital part of the creation of Conference USA while at Houston.

The former commissioner of the ACC and president of the NCAA, Gene Corrigan is his assistant. Corrigan graduated from Duke and served as AD at both Virginia and Notre Dame.

UK reviewed the proposals of seven national search firms before selecting Carr Sports Associates, Inc. from the final group of three. UK president Lee Tood Jr. said,"Carr (Sports Associates) was selected because of its experience in athletics director searches for several schools across the country." Among the schools Carr found AD's for were North Carolina State, Iowa State, South Florida, Evansville and more. The University of Maryland used Carr's services to find Head coaches in Football and women's basketball.

"Carr Sports Associates, Inc. presented an impressive assessment and strategy proposal for the athletics director search process," said Todd. "The strategy included starting the search immediately in order to expedite the search process. In addition, the firm offered the most cost effective proposal."

UK and Carr Sports Associates, Inc. have a fixed fee contract of $45,000 plus expenses. By the end of July, the firm should have a candidate for Athletic Director with feedback from UK Athletics Director Advisory Group. Lee Todd Jr. hopes to announce the new Athletic Director in early August.

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