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Jud Damon named athletic director

Jul 31, 2009

As teams get ready to begin play in the Peach Belt Conference, Flagler College has hired Jud Damon as its new athletic director. Damon had been athletic director at Georgia College and State University.

Damon has spent the last year at Georgia College in Milledgeville, and he served in the same capacity at the Savannah College of Art and Design from 2000-2008. He also served as the athletic director and head baseball coach at Trinity International University in Miami from 1997-2000.

“We are delighted that Jud Damon will be the new athletic director at Flagler,” said Flagler President William T. Abare Jr., Ed.D. “He has extensive experience in leading athletic programs at the college level and he brings to Flagler an impressive record of achievement in intercollegiate athletics and a strong commitment to academics that will serve our college well.”

He is excited about the new position and possibilities at Flagler.

“Flagler has a great tradition of success and I am looking forward to leading the program as it begins play in the Peach Belt Conference,” he said.

In his eight years at SCAD, Damon saw 96 teams appear in the postseason. His emphasis on student-athlete academic achievement led to more than 100 student-athletes earning Academic All-District, Academic All-America or Scholar-Athlete during Damon’s tenure.

In his stint at Georgia College, nine of 10 teams competed in NCAA postseason competition.

Damon will be the eighth athletic director at Flagler and follows Dave Barnett, who served 15 years as both athletic director and head baseball coach. Barnett is stepping down as athletic director to concentrate on his duties of coaching baseball.


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