Hunter Yurachek, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at University of Arkansas, discusses his unique situation of being hired less than 24 hours before a new head football coach was named. Yurachek heaps praise on Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz and then-interim AD, Julie Cromer Peoples, for simultaneously executing two major searches in a relatively short period of time. Yurachek also talks about the outstanding job done by his predecessors, Jeff Long and legendary Coach and AD, Frank Broyles. Speaking on culture, Yurachek emphasizes how important it is for everyone member of an organization to understand their overall value to the team.
From the Chair is hosted by Mike Hamilton, former Director of Athletics at Tennessee. In this podcast, Hamilton will have intimate conversations with sitting AD’s on their backgrounds, leadership philosophies, and contemporaneous issues in college athletics.