UofL president names interim athletics director

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - The University of Louisville named an interim Athletics Director on Tuesday.

Interim president Dr. Greg Postel announced Vince Tyra would temporarily lead the athletics program. Tyra is an operating partner at Southfield Capital and the Chairman of the Board at Elite Medical Staffing. He is a University of Kentucky graduate and played for the UK baseball team. His father, Charlie Tyra, played basketball at UofL.

Last week, the university announced it was placing athletic director Tom Jurich and head basketball coach Rick Pitino on administrative leave. On Monday, the University of Louisville Athletic Association Board voted to start the for-cause termination process for men's basketball head coach Rick Pitino.

The Board of Trustees also met but did not decide on Jurich's future.

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