John Currie’s failure to land a new football coach cost him his job as Tennessee’s athletic director, but he still remains on staff at the university, albeit he’s suspended.
That hasn’t stopped him from landing a new position, according to an AP report, though. Ralph D. Russo writes that Currie will serve as an executive-in-residence for a week at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.
Currie will have a variety of responsibilities in his temporary role, according to the report:
Robert Morris says Currie will participate in sport management courses, meet with RMU’s sports management advisory board, and interact with other university faculty and staff while at the school’s campus in suburban Pittsburgh.
RMU President Chris Howard said he’s excited for the opportunity his students will have to learn from Currie:
“I’ve known John Currie since he was the athletic director at Kansas State University. Learning from someone with his achievements and experience will be invaluable to our students,” Robert Morris President Chris Howard said in a statement. Howard is also a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Currie has been suspended since Dec. 1, but it doesn’t appear his situation at Tennessee will be resolved anytime soon.