Carla Williams, a former Georgia women’s basketball player and considered by some the heir apparent to be Georgia’s next athletic director, is instead set to be the new AD at Virginia.
Williams, UGA’s deputy director of athletics, will be hired by Virginia, the Charlottesville Daily Progress reported on Saturday night. There was no immediate confirmation from UGA.
The news could have far-reaching consequences in UGA athletics because Williams has handled a number of responsibilities as the top aide to athletics director Greg McGarity. Williams also was actively involved in administration duties for the football team, seen often at practices. At meetings of the UGA athletics board, she usually would sit next to McGarity.
McGarity, the AD since 2010, has a contract that runs through the summer of 2019. The next-highest-ranking member of the athletics department is Josh Brooks, the executive associate athletics director.
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