Report: Evans will consult at Savannah State

Damon Evans has been hired as a consultant for the Savannah State athletic department, according to a report in the Savannah Morning News. Evans, a former Georgia athletic director, will assess the department following the firing of Marilynn Suggs on Wednesday.

The paper cited two people familiar with the situation in its report. Evans did not return phone calls from the AJC on Thursday.

Evans resigned from his UGA position amid scandal last July, days after he was arrested for driving under the influence. Evans pleaded guilty to the DUI charge, was fined $750 and served a one-year probation.

Evans and his family moved to Boston, where he works for the Markley Group, a data-center and telecom company.

Savannah State men’s basketball coach Horace Broadnax was named interim athletic director following the firing of Suggs.