Today in Louisville drama: UofL is parting ways with Mark Jurich, the son of ousted athletic director Tom Jurich, as part of a department “restructuring,” per interim athletic director Vince Tyra.
“Mark is very talented and we sincerely appreciate the strong effort and performance that he has contributed to Cardinal Athletics from his time as a student-athlete through the valuable work he has accomplished as a member of our administrative staff,” Tyra said in a statement. “As we move forward, we will be restructuring leadership positions within our department and creating efficiencies among our senior staff.”
While the university did not specify whether Jurich resigned or if he was fired, Howie Lindsey insists it’s the latter:
Correction: Mark Jurich was fired.
— Howie Lindsey (@howielindsey) February 2, 2018
The younger Jurich served as the senior associate athletics director in charge of development and the Cardinal Athletic Fund, which raised money for the athletics department, specifically the $63 million expansion of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and the football practice complex, the $45 million expansion of the baseball and softball stadium, and several other facilities. Jurich, a former Cardinals baseball star, has been on the UofL staff since retiring from professional baseball nine years ago.
According to the Courier-Journal’s Jeff Greer, two other high-ranking employees are also out: associate athletic director of marketing Julianne Waldron and associate athletic director of human resources Kim Maffett.
Just another Friday at University-6.