On Saturday, the Maryland Terrapins decided to move on from the Kevin Anderson era. Their athletic director had been on leave since Oct. 1, and was officially terminated from his role with the school.
Kevin Anderson, who has been on leave since Oct. 1, was fired today as Maryland’s AD. 1st reported by @Bobby_Blanco
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 14, 2017
There is no official word on who will take his place, however, there is growing sentiment for former basketball coach Gary Williams to take over.
A number of boosters in the program are already pushing for him to be hired.
Williams is already employed by the university in a fundraising position, which would make his transition seamless.
University boosters pushing former men's head basketball coach Gary Williams as Maryland's next AD. Gary, obviously, loved in College Park. https://t.co/HUkjilkMO3
— Bobby Blanco (@Bobby_Blanco) October 14, 2017
Anderson took over as Athletic Director in 2010 and will remain with the university through August 2018. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg is reporting that despite his being fired, he will technically remain “on leave” for nearly an entire year following his termination.
It’s unclear why Anderson was put on leave to begin with. He had an evergreen clause in his contract terminated after the 2013 season, and his job security has detonated slowly ever time since.
Anderson has not attended Maryland’s last two football games and his termination appears imminent.