John Currie reveals his 3 biggest takeaways from time as Tennessee's AD
Former Tennessee AD John Currie’s tenure in Knoxville came to an unceremonious end after he tried to hire Greg Schiano to replace Butch Jones.
However, he has continued popping up now and then since that firing, serving residencies at a couple of major universities. On Monday, he discussed his time with the Vols in a video that dove into his career as an administrator.
In a video interview with AthleticDirectorU.com, Currie listed his three biggest takeaways from his time at Tennessee (starting at the 2:00 mark of the video):
“We always have to stick with our core values and our integrity, and I never wavered from mine in that process,” he said. “We also have to remember that we have to be professionals. Whatever the circumstances are around us, we’re the ones that are expected to operate with that integrity, to protect our student-athletes and our institutions, and we have to remember that.
“The other thing that I would say that I’ve been reminded of is how important our support systems, our personal support systems, are around us — our families, our colleagues and our professional colleagues.”
Currie may land another job in sports administration in the future, but in May, he’ll serve as a faculty member for Columbia University’s sports management program for one week.
His buyout with Tennessee was worth $2.5 million, though, so there’s no rush for Currie to land another full-time gig in the near future.