The addition of Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics John Currie was only part of the overhaul of the athletic administration for Tennessee.
The Vols have also lost several assistant or associate ADs in the course of the past year as Tennessee has begun the process of transitioning away from Dave Hart’s administration. Hart, Chris Fuller, Jon Gilbert and Mike Vollmar are among the high-ranking member of UT’s athletic department who have departed in the past year.
Now Currie’s new staff is beginning to take shape as the Vols have hired Reid Sigmon to the position of Executive Associate Athletics Director and Chief Operating Officer, the school confirmed in a press release on Tuesday afternoon.
Sigmon, who is currently on the staff with the College Football Playoffs, worked as a Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Operating Officer at Kansas State under Currie from 2009 to 2013
“It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome Reid Sigmon to the Tennessee Athletics family,” Currie said in the release. “He has earned national credibility as part of a visionary leadership group creating the College Football Playoff organization for the last four years, and his tremendous integrity and understanding of college athletics make him a perfect addition to our Tennessee leadership team.”
With degrees from Wake Forest and Florida, Sigmon also had various stops in athletic administration with the Cleveland Browns as the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl XLIII Host Committee, Vice President of Operations of the Jacksonville Super Bowl XXXIX Host Committee and Director of Operations of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl XXXV Task Force.
“I would like to thank (UT) Chancellor (Dr. Beverly) Davenport and John Currie for this incredible opportunity to join the University of Tennessee family,” Sigmon said. “Growing up just across the mountains from Knoxville, I am well aware of the storied tradition of Tennessee athletics. I am excited to serve the student-athletes, fans, coaches and administration of such a world-class and nationally prominent institution.
“I would also like to thank Bill Hancock, the Board of Managers and Management Committee for the incredible opportunity to be part of the original staff for the College Football Playoff. I am grateful to have been part of the start and growth of the College Football Playoff National Championship in its first three years. It has been a great honor to work with the staff, participating institutions, bowls and host communities.”