By Kyle Parmley
BIRMINGHAM — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has found its new athletic director.
UAB issued a press release on Saturday announcing Mark Ingram as the next person to lead the athletics department, following the resignation of former AD Brian Mackin in December.
“I am both humbled and honored with the opportunity that Dr. Watts and the search committee have entrusted me with,” Ingram said in the release. “The staff, coaches, student-athletes and donors I met were all engaged and energetic about the future. They are proud of this great institution and eager to compete for championships. That’s what UAB, our fans and alumni, and the city of Birmingham deserve, and we’re going to work together every day to do just that.”
Ingram comes from Temple University, where he was associate vice president/executive senior associate athletics director. His resume also includes stops at Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri in various administrative roles.
During his collegiate career, Ingram was a walk-on long snapper for the Tennessee football program. UAB chose to disband its football program in December, 2014, as part of a school-wide strategic initiative.