UVA AD Carla Williams not interested in Georgia job

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Carla Williams

Carla Williams

Lots of Virginia fans have been wondering if Carla Williams might get involved in the search for a new athletic director at her alma mater, the University of Georgia.

Williams, who left an administrative post at Georgia to become UVA’s director of athletics in October of 2017, put those rumors to rest on Friday afternoon via her Twitter account.

“I have received many inquiries about my interest in the opening as Director of Athletics at my alma mater, the University Georgia,” Williams wrote. “I love Georgia and it will always be a very special place to me. I am confident the President Morehead and his team will make an outstanding hire.

“However, the University of Virginia and President Jim Ryan gave me a transformative opportunity to lead one of the nation’s premier athletic programs at one of the nation’s best academic institutions. I love UVA, our coaches, our staff, our supporters and our amazing student-athletes. We have a bold vision of how the University of Virginia can lead in the ever changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics; to be both great and good in all we do. I am determined to see that happen at UVA.

“I consider myself blessed beyond measure to be here and I look forward to the important work we have ahead of us.”

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity, who managed the department for more than decade, will retire at the end of the year.

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