UGA athletics senior administrator abruptly resigns

Credit: Phil Skinner / AJC File

Credit: Phil Skinner / AJC File

Longtime UGA senior administrator Frank Crumley abruptly resigned his position as the Bulldogs’ executive associate athletic director on Tuesday.

Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity broke the news to senior staff and Georgia head coaches at a meeting early Wednesday. Beyond confirming Crumley’s resignation, McGarity declined to provide specifics on the reasons behind it.

“I just don’t have any comment,” he said.

Crumley did not answer phone calls seeking comment.

McGarity would not say whether there were any other resignations or employment actions taken besides the one involving Crumley. As for a succession plan, he said, “That’s for me to determine. I just can’t say anything about it.”

Crumley, who served UGA as interim athletic director for two months after Damon Evans resigned in the summer of 2010, has been with the athletic association since 1991. His admistrative career began as an assistant ticket manager and he rose in rank through a series of promotions to the position he last held, which was as chief financial officer and business manager.

Crumley, a native of Eden, N.C., holds undergraduate and masters degrees from UGA.