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Tom Jurich’s son out at Louisville

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:

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.

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14 Comments for Tom Jurich’s son out at Louisville



  1. BluKudzu
    3:14 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    I have also read in the CJ, that Tyra “is tapping the brakes” on all the new upgrades and construction for the Athletics. Tyra said that it does not mean the construction and upgrades will not get done, that it is just things need to be prioritized in order to meet the financial obligation of the University, since the redirection of the Athletics program.
    A salute to Tyra, and his leadership. He has a tremendous responsibility ahead of him at this time. U of L is going to be watched very closely over the next few years. He has to restore integrity. That is going to be his major challenge.



  2. runningunnin.454
    3:28 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    Spring cleaning at UL came early this year. LOL



    • ukkatzfan
      4:47 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

      Louisville’s groundhog went to florida and said he’s never coming back. So its always spring in the ville.



  3. ClutchCargo
    4:06 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    He has to build integrity from scratch, because the scumbags who burned that crap hole to the ground never had any. That is going to be his major challenge.

    ^ Fixed it for you!



    • BluKudzu
      7:35 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

      I have to give credit where credit is due, thanks



  4. J-Dub421
    4:17 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    I can’t believe U of L kept little Jurich this long in the first place.



    • sprtphan
      4:44 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

      Same here. What were they waiting for.



  5. snarkster
    4:39 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    So they finally found the janitor’s closet he’s been hiding in?



  6. jaws2
    4:45 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    You ever look at someone and just think, “what a weasel” that guy must be? This could be the poster boy!



  7. wildcatdon
    4:52 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    So they are getting rid of the thieves and leeches. Got to give them some credit here. Tyra is a good fella and it seems that they are trying to do things right..Still a ways to go though. They have been in the sewers since Crums days. But they were touching the first layer of hell with Jurich and Ramsey and Pitino. Would love to see Jurich and Ramsey end up in jail. After all they stole it would only be fitting and right.



  8. sprtphan
    4:55 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    Daddy will get him another job somewhere.



  9. CombatMedic_98
    5:17 pm February 2, 2018 Permalink

    Come guys, quit being soo hard about it…at least they’re hiring a great replacement…Slick Rick Pitino’s son will be taking over for now…LOL!



  10. catdaddyd
    2:16 pm February 3, 2018 Permalink

    Crum was no angel either. Back in the 70’s it was rumored he was shaving points.