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UM Hires Wisconsin's Shawn Eichorst as Athletic Director

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The University of Miami's search to replace athletic director Kirby Hocutt has come to an end. The Miami Herald reports that Shawn Eichorst, a deputy AD at the University of Wisconsin, has been hired for the job, and what a job it is. Not only will Eichorst be charged with making sure the football team gets back on track under new coach Al Golden, but also he has to help choose a new men's basketball coach.

Eichorst was the number two man in the athletics department at Wisconsin-Madison behind Barry Alvarez. UM President Donna Shalala knows Alvarez well because she was the chancellor at Wisconsin before being tapped as United States Secretary of Health and Human Services during the Clinton administration.

Eichorst was a captain on the UW-Whitewater football team before earning his law degree in 1995 from Marquette. He also worked as an attorney for before being named senior associate athletic director at the University of South Carolina and then taking the same job at Wisconsin.

The Herald reports that Eichorst will have input in the search for a basketball coach. Maybe he'll actually be the one to reach out and call sad, sad Frank Martin.

Eichorst beat out Virginia Commonwealth University AD Norwood Teague and ACC associate commissioner Michael Kelly for the job.

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