Maryland names Randy Eaton interim athletic director

June 28, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

The University of Maryland has named Randy Eaton the interim director of athletics, president C.D. Mote Jr. announced today.

Eaton, 49, serves as Maryland's senior associate athletics director and chief financial officer. He will assume the role of interim athletic director July 10 when Debbie Yow leaves College Park to take over the same position at North Carolina State.

"I'm happy to serve the University in this role, and I'm honored to be asked," Eaton said in a news release. "The entire ICA staff will be part of ensuring a smooth transition. Debbie has left us in good shape administratively. I hope to keep everything moving forward while the President's Office conducts a national search."

Eaton came to Maryland in 2003 as athletics business director before moving into his current role in July 2008. His staff oversees Maryland's $55 million athletics budget.

Before coming to Maryland, Eaton was an associate athletics director at the University of Houston. He has also worked in athletic departments at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, East Tennessee State, Ohio State and Texas-San Antonio.

Eaton holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from UT-San Antonio and a master's in sports administration from Ohio State.

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