Yet another drama-filled week at the University of Louisville ended with a Friday afternoon announcement that senior associate athletic director of development Mark Jurich, associate athletic director of marketing Julianne Waldron, and associate athletic director of human resources Kim Maffet have all been let go.
“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,” U of L interim athletic director Vince 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.
”Each of the departing staff members have made productive contributions to this university and we wish them the best in their future ventures.”
Tom Jurich’s PR firm released a statement of its own after the news broke:
Statement from Tom Jurich, saying the University of Louisville fired his son in "retaliation." pic.twitter.com/SPmpf4Rs0r— Paul Miles (@PaulMiles840) February 2, 2018
The rest of the country gets to wake up tomorrow and move on from Groundhog Day. If only we could be so lucky.