Vince Tyra expected to be named permanent Louisville AD next week

Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra is expected to have the interim tag removed from his title sometime next week, according to Tim Sullivan of the Louisville Courier Journal.

The University of Louisville Athletic Association is tentatively scheduled to have meeting about the athletic director search Monday morning. Sullivan reports that a recommendation that Tyra be retained is expected.

“I think Vince is a fine person,” ULAA board member Bill Stone said. “Unless Superman comes in from Krypton, I can’t see who can be better than Vince.”

A final decision would have to be approved by the board of trustees, which is scheduled to meet on April 19. A special meeting could be put together if need be.

The need for a permanent athletic director is important for the sake of showing some stability in the midst of Louisville’s men’s basketball coaching search. Tyra said Wednesday that he wanted an “elite” coach.

“It is an elite program,” Tyra said. “It’s going to remain an elite program. And our opportunity right now is to hire an elite coach to maintain that.

“We certainly didn’t make the NCAA (Tournament) this year and everybody knows our expectations are much higher, to compete for national championships. They’re difficult to come by. We’ve only had one in the last 32 years and it got snagged away from us, so we’re going to work hard to get back in that circle, and we’re going to do that right away.”

Xavier coach Chris Mack is perceived to be the top candidate to fill the opening.

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