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Allen Greene

Allen Greene

Auburn hires next Athletics Director

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn has hired it's next Athletics Director after current AD Jay Jacobs announced his retirement in the fall.

Allen Greene will fill Jacobs' shoes beginning in February. Greene will become the 15th Athletic Director in Auburn history. He has served in the same position at the University at Buffalo since November 2015.

Auburn President Steven Leath said, "Allen kicks off the next exciting chapter for Auburn Athletics. In our interviews and due diligence learning all we could about him, it became overwhelmingly clear that Allen has the right combination of leadership, enthusiasm, experience and management to lead Auburn Athletics to success well into the future."

Greene graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in finance and received his master's degree from Indiana University. He played minor league baseball from 1998 to March 2001.

Greene's hire makes him one of the youngest athletic directors in the NCAA Division I ranks. At 40, Greene has previously served as the senior associate athletic director for administration and deputy director of athletics at the University at Buffalo. He also worked in athletics advancement for Notre Dame and in the SEC at Ole Miss.

Greene said, "Serving Auburn University as Director of Athletics is a tremendous honor and an awesome responsibility. Time-honored traditions have helped create a culture of success at Auburn that is incredibly rare. I am humbled that President Leath and the Search Committee entrust me to maintain all that is uniquely Auburn and utilize that foundation to forge a path to even greater heights. Whether in the classroom or on the fields and courts of play, these lofty expectations are embraced, and I am eager to get to work for the Auburn Family."

Greene was hired after consultation with search committee, Parker Search Firm and former Auburn Athletics players and coaches. 


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