Former University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans has taken a job with a Boston marketing firm, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Sam Evans, Damon Evans’ father, told the newspaper that The Markley Group hired his son about a month after he resigned from UGA following intense publicity over his drunken driving arrest in July. Damon Evans was in Atlanta and was with a woman who is not his wife when he was stopped.
The Boston company’s chief executive officer, Jeffrey Markley graduated from UGA and is one of the schools donors.
“I think Jeff, as far as I know, is someone he has known for a number of years,” the elder Evans told the newspaper.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s attempts to reach Damon Evans or Sam Evans were not successful Thursday night.
Sam Evans said his son, daughter-in-law, Kerri, and their children live in a Boston suburb. Kerri Evans has relatives in the Boston area.
“Everyone’s still good,” Sam Evans told the Banner-Herald “The family’s together and they’re doing fine.”
The Markley Group reports on its website it owns and operates “the largest data center and telecom facility in Boston and New England."
The newspaper said Damon Evans would work in marketing but there were not other details reported.
Damon Evans, 40, resigned his UGA job July 4, four days after a Georgia trooper stopped his 2009 BMW near Roswell Road and Chastain Drive just before midnight on June 30. His severance was $237,500.
The trooper wrote that he smelled alcohol on Damon Evans and that the then-athletic director admitted that he had been drinking. The 28-year-old woman with him, Courtney Fuhrmann of Atlanta, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Evans is to be in court Monday to face the pending DUI charge.