|College||University of Georgia|
|1988–1992||University of Georgia|
|As Athletic Director|
|July 1, 2004-July 5, 2010||University of Georgia|
Damon M. Evans is the senior associate athletics director/chief financial officer at the University of Maryland.
After graduating from Gainesville High School in Hall County, Georgia, Evans played football for UGA, and graduated from the Terry College of Business in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in finance. He earned his Master of Education (M.Ed.) in sports management from UGA in 1994.
Evans was an intern with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in 1993 as a compliance and academic affairs assistant, then served as director of compliance and operations at the University of Missouri in 1994. In 1995, Evans returned to the SEC as the director of compliance and was promoted to assistant commissioner for compliance in 1997. He returned to UGA as an associate athletics director in 1998.
Evans served from 1998 to 2001 as a member of the NCAA Division 1-A management council and as chair of the UGA academic task force in charge of reviewing academic credentials of prospective student-athletes. He became senior associate athletics director in 2000. In December 2003, UGA president Michael F. Adams announced that Evans would succeed long-time AD and former Bulldogs coach Vince Dooley on July 1, 2004.
As of 2006, the University of Georgia Athletic Association comprised 19 intercollegiate teams, over 500 student-athletes, a $65 million budget and a 250-person staff. For fiscal 2005, the Athletic Association had the largest operating profit among collegiate athletic programs at US$23.9 Million from a gross profit of US$68.8 Million. SportsBusiness Journal, citing Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act forms, said UGA reported $67.05 million in football revenue in 2007-2008, second only to the University of Texas ($72.95 million).
Evans was arrested for DUI on June 30, 2010. Evans tried to bribe his way out of the arrest and had a pair of red panties between his legs when he was pulled over. The passenger in the car, 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann of Atlanta, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Evans was asked for his resignation and agreed to resign.
- Damon Evans: Catch him if you can, Dan Washburn, The Gainesville Times, Gainesville, Ga., July 2000.
- Dogs are national financial champs: UGA tops college charts with $24M profit in '05, Tim Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 16, 2006.
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