Carla Williams leaving Georgia to take Virginia athletics director position

Carla Williams leaving Georgia to take Virginia athletics director position”

Sunday afternoon, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan announced their next athletic director will be Carla Williams, deputy director of athletics at the University of Georgia since 2015 and athletics administrator since 2004.

"I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to lead one of the nation's elite athletics programs", said Williams in the release.

Williams succeeds Craig Littlepage, who is retiring.

At Georgia, Williams had a hand in virtually all aspects of managing the athletic department, including as a top administrator for both football and women's basketball.

Williams was a three-year starter for the Lady Bulldogs from 1987-1989 and she played professionally in Spain after graduating from Georgia in 1989.

Williams has spent the last 13 years in Georgia's athletic department, working her way from associate athletic director to senior associate athletic director to executive associate athletic director to deputy director of athletics.

"President-elect Jim Ryan and I agreed that we needed to work together on the search for UVA's new athletics director".

"I can not wait to work with Carla, a kindred spirit who sees leadership as a chance to serve those around her and to create the conditions for their success".

The school that hired the ACC's first African American athletic director has followed by hiring the first African American woman to ever hold that job at a Power Five school. A featured representative at athletics board meetings, Williams was regularly spotted sitting next to and assisting athletics director Greg McGarity.

While the football program may not be on the same plane as the highly-touted Bulldogs of Georgia, the team is now in their second year under head coach Bronco Mendenhall and has the added bonus of being a member of the ACC. "I look forward to serving our student-athletes, coaches and staff on a daily basis and I am excited to get started".

Before pursuing a career in sports administration, Williams was an assistant coach for former UGA women's head coach Andy Landers from 1991-96. "The people I respect in the coaching profession who have worked under Carla could not have given her a better endorsement". "Athletics provided the opportunity for me to attend the University of Georgia as a first-generation college student and my advanced degrees enabled me to further my growth and develop my career as an athletics administrator".

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