Former Georgia AD Evans consulting for Savannah St



SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans has been hired as a consultant for Savannah State.

The move was announced Friday by Charles Elmore, a consultant for advancement and communications for Savannah State president Cheryl Dozier.

Elmore told The Associated Press that Evans has no interest in replacing Marilynn Suggs, who was fired this week as Savannah State’s athletic director. Evans “will take no part in personnel matters” but was hired to look at the athletic department, including its administration and fund-raising.

Evans’ new role was first reported by the Savannah Morning News.

He resigned as Georgia’s AD in July 2010 following his DUI arrest in Atlanta. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year of probation, a $750 fine and community service.

Evans could not be reached for comment.