Ian McCaw has beaten Art Briles in a race out of the unemployment line.
Liberty University hired the embattled former Baylor Athletic Director to the same position at their institution. Originally considered untouchable due to the nature of the violations that took place under his watch at Baylor, it seems his success at fielding competitive athletic programs takes precedent over anything else.
McCaw resigned from his post as Athletic Director in May after he was sanctioned and placed on probation by the university.
Allegedly, McCaw was aware of an instance of gang-rape which involved members of the Baylor football team and failed to report it. Coach Art Briles was fired on similar grounds.
Liberty announced the news with a puzzling statement that overlooked McCaw turning a blind eye to sexual assault, instead praising his “success” at Baylor.
“Ian’s success really speaks for itself. You look at what Baylor was able to do during his tenure, it fits perfectly with where we see our sports programs going,” university president Jerry Falwell said in his statement.
Liberty Univeristy is a Christian institution with approximately 15,000 students on campus. McCaw’s ability to lead the athletic program might boost attendance and revenue at the university, but hiring him in the same capacity that he has already proven incapable of executing morally borders on unjustifiable.