Two African American Men Named Athletic Director at Major Universities

Terrance J. Turney was appointed director of athletics at Fresno State University in California. He has been serving as the athletics director at the Claremont Colleges in California and as the George R. Roberts Fellow Instructor of Physical Education. Earlier in his career, he held athletics administration posts at the University of California, Davis, and Dominican University in San Rafael, California.

Turney holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he played on the football team. He was a football coach at UCLA and for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.

Damon Evans was named director of athletics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has served as acting athletics director since April. He came to the university in 2014 and in 2016 was named executive athletics director and chief financial officer. From 2004 to 2010, Evans was the athletics director at the University of Georgia.

Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Georgia, where he played on the football team.


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