USM president plans to have new athletic director by August

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A news conference was held Wednesday morning to announce that Gen. Jeff Hammond is out as athletic director at the University of Southern Mississippi.

In the news conference USM President Rodney Bennett said he plans to have a new athletic director hired and working by August.

That news conference was held in the president's conference room on the USM campus in Hattiesburg.

Hammond became the Southern Miss athletic director a year ago.

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