Eaton Named Interim Director of Athletics
June 28, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Randy Eaton has been named the interim director of athletics at the University of Maryland, President C.D. Mote Jr. announced Monday.
Eaton, 49, a veteran of more than 20 years in intercollegiate athletics, is currently working in the the department as its senior associate athletics director and chief financial officer. He is expected to continue to assist in the oversight of the financial units while serving as the interim athletics director.
He will take over the position effective July 10 when Deborah A. Yow leaves to take the athletics director position at N.C. State University.
"I'm happy to serve the University in this role, and I'm honored to be asked," said Eaton. "The entire ICA staff will be part of ensuring a smooth transition. Debbie has left us in good shape administratively. I hope to keep everything moving forward while the President's Office conducts a national search."
In his role at Maryland, Eaton and his team is responsible for monitoring Maryland's $55 million athletics budget.
He came to Maryland in May 2003 as the athletics business director and moved into his current position in July 2008. Prior to coming to College Park, Eaton most recently was an associate athletics director at the University of Houston, with oversight in facilities, operations and special events.
Eaton has also worked at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, East Tennessee State, Ohio State and Texas-San Antonio.
Eaton earned a bachelor's in business administration from UT-San Antonio in 1990 and a master's degree in sports administration from Ohio State in 1992.
He and his wife, Jeannette, are parents of one daughter, Alex, who is working in athletics administration at The Citadel.
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