Emory hires new athletic director

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 21, 2015
Michael Vienna

Michael Vienna, Photo provided by Emory University

Emory University on Thursday, May 21, announced it has found the next head of its athletic department.

Michael Vienna will take over as athletic director on Aug. 3. He replaces Tim Downes, who is leaving in June to become the athletic director for Westminster Schools in Atlanta.

Vienna comes to Emory by way of┬áSalisbury University, located in Salisbury, Md. He became the school’s athletics director in 1993 and has worked there since 1989.

“Emory University has established a remarkable combination of excellence in both academics and athletics, and I am excited to uphold that reputation and work with the talented staff and students as we reach for greater heights,” Vienna said in a press release.

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  • Don Rigger

    Digging a little deeper into Salisbury athletic’s history I learned that 13 of those 17 National Championships came in lacrosse (3 women’s/10 men’s). Maybe it’s time for Emory to add lacrosse to their NCAA portfolio? Would be great for local lacrosse players to have Emory as an option to continue to play their sport in college.

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