Vince Tyra Named UofL Interim AD

Credit J. Tyler Franklin

Tyra has been a long-time supporter of Louisville athletics.

Sharp attributes much of his success under Tom Jurich who he says was a leading advocate for Title XI and women sports at UofL.

"If your statements in your September 27th letter were meant to lay the groundwork for an attempt to terminate Tom for cause, please note that Tom has not, and has not been alleged to have, engaged in any knowing or intentional conduct that could give rise to a termination for cause", the statement said. Other coaches are tweeting their support as well.

"I'm passionate about UofL athletics, I grew up a Cardinals' fan, raised my kids as Cardinals' fans", he said during a Tuesday press conference at Bigelow Hall on Belknap Campus.

After two hours behind closed doors, the trustees quickly adjourned without taking any action, with Postel and Grissom declining to give any specifics on Jurich's employment status, beyond the fact that he remained on leave and UofL leadership was continuing to evaluate all of the information in the case. "So, we're hoping he'll be back". The associate head baseball coach tweeted a photo of Head Coach Dan McDonnell and Jurich saying they support him. "We didn't want to have regrets in saying nothing", Sharp explained.

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"Right now the intent likely is to build a relationship with Vince and through long term relationships is how you build the trust and that starts today", UofL men's soccer head coach Ken Lolla said. He hails from a UofL family and the son of the basketball program's first consensus All-American basketball player.

"While this is a hard process of what we're going through, we have a terrific set of athletic programs all across the board".

One got the feeling that while he would devote a great deal of energy to the job and probably be enormously successful, Vince Tyra would have no problem stepping aside if Tom Jurich were allowed to return and continue his life's work.

The Cards news vice president of athletics met with the school's head coaches on Tuesday night.

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