Trustees for the University of North Carolina will meet on Friday to approve the hiring of current Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham as UNC's next AD, according to sources.
If and when he is approved, Cunningham would replace Dick Baddour, who is stepping down after 14 years amid the ongoing NCAA investigation into the football program. According to Chancellor Holden Thorp, Baddour would remain on at least until the school's appearance before the NCAA infractions committee on Oct. 28.
Since arriving in Tulsa in 2005, Cunningham has overseen a Golden Hurricane athletics program that has won 34 Conference USA championships and a successful football program. The school has made millions in renovations and construction on new athletics complexes on his watch.
Cunningham is a Notre Dame graduate with a master's degree in business administration. He spent 15 years working in various roles at Notre Dame before a stint as athletic director at Ball State.
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