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DeWayne Peevy reportedly offered DePaul AD job

Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

Is this the week we say goodbye to DeWayne Peevy? Lawrence Kreymer, the sports editor of DePaul’s student newspaper, is reporting that DeWayne Peevy has been offered the position of athletic director. Per Kreymer, DePaul is “now working on finishing the deal.” Ugh.

Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported that DeWayne Peevy was one of two finalists for job along with Northwestern’s Mike Polisky. Peevy has been with UK for twelve years, six in his current role as Deputy Director of Athletics. Prior to coming to Lexington, the Birmingham, Alabama native worked with the Southeastern Conference. He has been an integral part of shaping the John Calipari Era through media relations, marketing, and scheduling and is the liaison to the SEC and SEC Network offices. Recently, Peevy was singled out as one of the “behind-the-scenes power players” in the SEC by’s John Talty and Matt Zenitz, who said it’s “only a matter of time” before he becomes an athletic director.

Peevy means a tremendous amount to the Kentucky Basketball program and losing him would be a big blow, especially on the heels of Kenny Payne taking the job with the New York Knicks, but if he takes the job, we wish him nothing but the best. Hopefully he’ll be back in Lexington one day.

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9 Comments for DeWayne Peevy reportedly offered DePaul AD job

  1. UKinIN
    12:26 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    If he wants to be an AD he doesn’t have a choice.

  2. PensacolaCat
    12:54 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe Calipari gave Payne and Peevy the heads up that he won’t be around much longer and they’re cutting loose.

  3. CJKAssassin123
    12:56 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    I would love for him to come back as UK AD one day.

  4. UKInsider
    1:37 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    According to Zoltar, Peevy and Payne will return in 5 years and Brad Calipari will be on Payne’s staff.

  5. BigBluSoTru
    1:51 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    What does Peevy leaving being this big loss for the Bb program? Show me were he recruits or coaches devolops any of the players? Why because Matt says he is and is someone whom gives KSR acess unfiltered is this why?

    • UKInsider
      2:01 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

      He’s the buffer between Cal’s ego and Barnfart’s top polo button, buttoned up like the dork that he is.

    • ClutchCargo
      2:32 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

      I can’t argue with any of that. Ha!

  6. ClutchCargo
    2:37 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    Not sure why a deputy AD (even one as top notch as DP is reputed to be) moving up in his career is a bad thing. Now, if he is the only thing making the Cal/Barnhart relationship work out, then that’s a separate issue. But we can still be happy for DP.

  7. BigBluSoTru
    3:54 pm August 17, 2020 Permalink

    Listening to local shows everyone is asking the same question why is losing Peevy such a big dill? Only Matt and Ksr seem to be putting this out with no actual written proof or clarity explain it to us KSR.