Tyra named athletic director at Louisville

Vince Tyra has had the interim title removed as he was named the new athletic director at the University of Louisville today. The school’s board of trustees approved a five-year contract with Tyra, who will be paid $850,000 per year. Interim president Greg Postel:

Tyra’s first job will be finding a permanent men’s basketball coach. That hire is expected soon, and Xavier coach Chris Mack is reportedly at the top of the list.

The 52-year-old Tyra is the son of the late U of L basketball All-American Charlie Tyra.