Report: Virginia to hire Georgia deputy Carla Williams as next AD

Virginia is set to name Georgia deputy Carla Williams as the Cavaliers’ new athletic director, according to a report from Daily Press reporter David Teel.

Williams will replace retiring Virginia AD Craig Littlepage, who served in the role since 2001.

According to Teel, Williams would be the lone African-American woman athletic director among the 64 schools in the Power Five conferences.

Teel notes that Littlepage was the first African-American athletic director in ACC history when Virginia hired him.

Williams oversees Georgia’s football program as athletic director Greg McGarity’s top lieutenant. Williams additionally has administrative responsibility for women’s basketball, academic support, NCAA compliance, external and event operations, human resources, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and business operations.

Williams is set to be the first Cavaliers athletic director since Dick Schultz, who served from 1981-87, that doesn’t have any prior connection to the university.

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