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Arkansas hires new AD

Hunter Yurachek (Source: University of Arkansas) Hunter Yurachek (Source: University of Arkansas)
FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

The University of Arkansas has hired a new athletic director.

The school announced via Twitter Monday, that they've hired Hunter Yurachek as vice chancellor and director of athletics, effective immediately. 

Yurachek currently serves as the vice president for athletics at the University of Houston.

He's set to be formally introduced later this week.

“I am thrilled to welcome Hunter to the Razorback family,” said Steinmetz. “He possesses the experience, the management skills and the passion to have an immediate impact on our university. I know that as Razorbacks around our state and country get to know him, they will know that we are in good hands. We welcome Hunter, Jennifer and their children to Arkansas.”

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Yurachek earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Guilford College in 1990 and a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Richmond in 1994.  He was a four-year letter winner in basketball at Guilford. Yurachek and his wife, Jennifer, have three sons, Ryan, Jake and Brooks.

“I want to thank the members of the advisory committee,” added Steinmetz.  “Lance Harter, Ben Hyneman, Gerald Jordan, Stacy Lewis, Peter MacKeith, Rick Massey and Bill Montgomery all who provided invaluable input into the search and candidates. I also want to recognize the excellent vetting and background work conducted on the final candidates by executive search firm Korn Ferry.”

Yurachek has agreed to a five-year contract worth $850,000 a year.

Read more about the hire, here

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