Meet Vince Tyra, the businessman replacing Tom Jurich as Louisville’s interim athletic director

Meet Vince Tyra, the businessman replacing Tom Jurich as Louisville's interim athletic director

U of L names acting athletics director

That housecleaning has begun, and it’s shaping up to be quite a mess. On Monday, the University of Louisville Athletic Association board of directors voted unanimously to begin terminating Pitino’s contract for cause. Pitino’s attorney, meanwhile, served the school with a letter accusing Louisville officials of breach of contract, according to WDRB, maintaining that the school didn’t properly notify Pitino and didn’t give him a chance to respond to the allegations against him when it placed him on leave.MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) KSP is on the scene of a fatal accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The accident happened on US 25 and US 421 in Madison County.  Traffic is being diverted to US 421. 

Vince Tyra named acting athletic director at Louisville

UPDATE: College basketball scandal out in the open

UPDATE: College basketball scandal out in the open

A Louisville native, he is the son of legendary UofL basketball player Charlie Tyra. He graduated from Trinity High School and from the University of Kentucky, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in health administration. He also was a member and two-year captain of the UK baseball team.Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 244-3500

UPDATE: College basketball scandal out in the open

Postel’s letters suspending Pitino and Jurich can be read below:

Vince Tyra named as UofL's acting AD

One of the most successful college basketball coaches in history, Pitino was 416-143 in 16 seasons as Louisville head coach and is in the Naismith Hall of Fame with 770 career victories.
Also mentioned in the complaint are three phone calls between a coach since identified as Pitino and James Gatto, the since-arrested and former head of global sports marketing for Adidas. The complaint does not indicate what was discussed, but the calls took place the week Bowen committed to Louisville in June.Postel also wrote that Jurich’s recent negotiation with Adidas on a major sponsorship deal “was conducted without timely or appropriate consultation with me or members of the Board of Directors of the University of Louisville Athletics Association.”

Section 6.4 of Jurich’s contract also requires he be given 30 days to “cure any alleged violation of his obligation.”

Louisville confirms Vince Tyra as interim athletics director

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Tyra says he’s planned meetings with @GoCards coaches. Hasn’t scheduled with all, but cites interactions with Padgett and McConnell.▪  “Disparaging media publicity of a material nature that damages the good name and reputation of Employer of the University, if such publicity is caused by Employee’s willful misconduct that could objectively be anticipated to bring Employee into public disrepute or scandal, or which tends to greatly offend the public.”If you have clicked between live broadcasts, you will see our most-recent newscast on demand.

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“The picture of college basketball painted by the charges is not a pretty one — coaches at some of the nation’s top programs taking cash bribes, managers and advisers circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes, and employees of a global sportswear company funneling cash to families of high school recruits,” Kim said, following an FBI sting.Advertisement Related Content Jurich: UofL doesn't have just cause for firing Rick Pitino fights back as process to fire him moves forward UofL releases suspension letters for Pitino, Jurich UofL interim president hopes to name interim athletic director Tuesday Athletic director Tom Jurich was suspended with pay last Wednesday, a day after an explosive federal indictment linked the University of Louisville to a basketball recruiting bribery scheme.

appointed interim head coach last week.

UofL Interim President Dr. Greg Postel announced Tyra’s appointment at a press conference today.

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Tyra said he knows he has a lot of learn in the coming weeks, but he’s most concerned with the players.

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Vince Tyra Named UofL Interim AD

"I know Tom," Tyra said. "He’s a good friend. He’s been a terrific advocate of me and my family."

AP PHOTO These file photos show assistant basketball coaches, from left, Tony Bland Chuck Person, Emanuel Richardson and Lamont Evans. The four were identified in court papers and are among 10 people facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court.Postel told reporters after the meeting that he hoped to announce the hiring of a new interim athletics director on Tuesday afternoon, while Grissom said that the trustees are not making a “rush to judgement” on Jurich’s fate, adding that they are examining information from a “variety of sources” before making a decision.

He’s never led an athletic department, but Tyra said his experience in business will help him guide the athletic department in the immediate future.Tyra has served as the chairman of the University of Louisville Foundation’s finance committee, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. He resigned from that position in order to take over as athletics director.

Jurich: UofL doesn't have just cause for firing

FCC Online Public Inspection File &#8226 EEO Public File ReportDavid Padgett was named acting head men’s basketball coach on Friday.

Jurich remains on paid leave for now following trustees meeting

In the newly released letter, interim university President Dr. Gregory Postel chastised Pitino when he placed him on leave, writing that the allegations “insinuate a scheme of fraud and malfeasance in the recruitment of student-athletes involving you and multiple members of your coaching staff.”Public File Liaison: 606-436-5757
Vince Tyra named as UofL's acting AD

Vince Tyra named as UofL's acting AD
Attorneys for Jurich, Pitino respond to UofL interim president’s letters

Brief: U of L in compliance, SACS reports

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Louisville to announce new athletic director Tuesday

The federal complaint alleges that at least one unnamed member of Louisville’s coaching staff was complicit in a scheme to funnel $100,000 from Adidas to the family of a prized recruit. In return, the prized recruit, believed to be McDonald’s All-American Brian Bowen, would attend Louisville, one of the most prominent college athletic programs that Adidas sponsors.

Tom Jurich's replacement faces plenty of challenges ahead

—Notre Dame hoops coach Mike Brey, who has long been described by his fellow coaches as one of the cleanest in the game, opens up to the Indianapolis Star about shady recruiting and the current state of things.

Pitino goes out the wrong way

Postel said he’s been asked why he selected someone who attended Kentucky, Louisville’s chief rival.Tyra currently serves as an operating partner for Southfield Capital, a position he has held since 2007, and as an advisor to ISCO Industries Inc. where he was formerly the president.  He also formerly served as the president of Retail and Activewear for Fruit of the Loom.

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Postel said there was “vigorous” discussion among the athletic board about Pitino. He said the coach’s profile weighs the same as any other university employee when it comes to discipline.

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.

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—The 8th-ranked U of L men’s soccer team took down No. 12 Duke over the weekend. The Cards are back in action Friday at Virginia Tech. That match begins at 5 p.m. and will televised locally on Fox Sports South.Pitino maintains he has done nothing wrong, saying in a statement Wednesday through his lawyer that the “rush to judgment is regrettable.”

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U of L names acting athletics director

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In the press conference, Tyra emphasized his passion for Louisville athletics, at one point getting emotional as he discussed the athletics department.The latest: Meet the man who’s going to replace Tom Jurich as interim AD

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The Monday vote came exactly two years after the revelation of a sex scandal that led to NCAA penalties for Pitino and Louisville this summer. Pitino and the university are appealing those sanctions, which could end with the vacating of the school’s 2013 national championship.

Pitino’s contract stipulates that in order for Louisville to fire him, the university must first give him a minimum of 10 days written notice of its reasons and afford him the chance to defend himself. In a letter given to Pitino on Wednesday, the university informed him he was being placed on unpaid leave because the FBI’s allegations “constitute material violations” of his contract. The letter also promised Pitino the chance to respond and discuss the matter further with interim school president Greg Postel.

Look back at Rick Pitino’s 17 years as the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals through the images from the Courier-Journal. Jeff Faughender/CJ

Vince Tyra: "There's a group outside me" that will decide how long he serves in interim AD role.after revelations that U of L was linked to a national recruiting corruption scandal. Federal court documents implicated university and amateur coaches, officials with Adidas and sports money managers. U of L was one of those universities.

voted to begin the process of firing Pitino.▪  “Major violation of any rule, or bylaw of employer, the athletic conference with which the university is then affiliated or the NCAA …”


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