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New Virginia AD Carla Williams poised on center stage

New Virginia AD Carla Williams poised on center stage

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity promoted Carla Williams to deputy AD in 2015. The new position merely confirmed her long-understood status.

“I don’t get hung up on titles,” McGarity said. “I get hung up on responsibility. I would say without question Carla’s been a right hand to me a lot longer than since 2015. … Carla and I talk every day, because her office is just 20 yards away from my office. As our staff knows, I’ve worn the carpet out going between my office and Carla’s.”

McGarity and I spoke by phone Monday morning, hours before Williams was introduced as Virginia’s athletic director. Williams’ subsequent eloquence was as striking as McGarity’s...

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