Another member of Tennessee’s athletic administration is moving on.
Senior Associate AD Mike Vollmar resigned on Wednesday, Tennessee confirmed via a press release, ending his time at Tennessee after joining the department in 2013, a few months after Butch Jones arrived in Knoxville.
Vollmar, who had previous administrative stops at Alabama and Michigan, said he will be seeking other opportunities after playing a large role in overseeing Tennessee’s football program the past four year.
“I met with John Currie this evening and informed him I was going to leave Tennessee to pursue other opportunities,” Vollmar said via the release. “I have enjoyed getting to know John the last couple of weeks and have no doubt he will do a great job leading the athletics department. It is my hope that every student-athlete at Tennessee achieves great success on and off the field.”
Vollmar’s departure continues an exodus of athletic administrators over the past several months. It started at the top with the departure of AD Dave Hart, who was officially replaced by John Currie earlier this month. Other senior members of the administration including former associate ADs Chris Fuller and Jon Gilbert also have departed for other opportunities within the past year.
“Mike and I had a good meeting Wednesday, during which he informed me of his plans to resign to pursue other opportunities,” Currie said. “I appreciate Mike’s impact on the revitalization of the Tennessee football program and his service as a member of the athletics executive staff.”
“I would like to personally thank Mike for all his contributions to our football program,” Butch Jones added. “I have nothing but respect and admiration for Mike and the work he did overseeing our football program. Mike is a tireless worker who has served nearly 30 years in athletic administration. I wish Mike and his family all the best in the future.”