Auburn football: Welcome to athletics complex, Mr. Greene
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Welcome to the athletics complex, Mr. Greene
There was just a little bit of news on Thursday, and it all started with Allen Greene.
Auburn announced Greene, a Notre Dame graduate and New York Yankees draftee, as the Tigers’ 15th athletic director. Greene is coming to The Plains from Buffalo, where he served as AD since November 2015.
Greene has a degree in finance and played in the Yankees’ minor league system for several years. In the years that followed, he received his master’s degree from Indiana University. He hasn’t spent all of his time up north, though. Previously, he also was involved in business development and advancement functions at Ole Miss.
During his time at Buffalo, Greene earned a reputation for generating athletic and academic success, as well as donor efforts that led to an array of facility improvements and advancements. He’s one of the youngest ADs in all of Division I, too.
Please join us in welcoming @AGreeneIV to the Auburn Family as our new Director of Athletics.
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) January 18, 2018
Greene received many warm welcomes on Thursday, including one from football coach Gus Malzahn:
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) January 18, 2018
In other Auburn news:
- Auburn officially named Buffalo’s Allen Greene as its new athletics director.
- 5 things to know about Auburn’s new athletic director.
- How does Auburn’s running back class stack up to other SEC schools?
- Where Harold Joiner, Asa Martin and Shaun Shivers fit in Auburn’s offensive plans.
- Why J.B. Grimes is the right fit for a second stint as Auburn’s OL coach.
- Auburn’s Grimes makes telling first recruiting visit to see Rice grad transfer.
On to Athens
Auburn gymnastics will hit the road and cross the Georgia state line for its first SEC away meet this weekend. The Tigers will take on Georgia at 6 p.m. CT on Friday.
Jeff Graba’s team climbed to the No. 16 spot in the rankings following its opening win against Missouri. UGA is sitting at No. 28 in the poll. The meet can be viewed on SECNetwork+.
Don't miss your chance to see the Tigers in action vs No. 5 Kentucky on Jan. 26 in Auburn Arena. LIMITED amount of tix remaining!
— Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) January 19, 2018
Tweet of the day
Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology still has Auburn as a No. 4 seed, playing in San Diego. https://t.co/TKqUMG3CcA
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) January 18, 2018
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