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Cal to Permanently Hire Mike Williams as AD

After serving as an interim athletic director for the last 10 months, Mike Williams will reportedly have his interim tag removed by California-Berkeley and be named their new athletic director for good.

Williams replaced Sandy Barbour last June when Barbour went to Penn State to serve as their athletic director.

From Mike Vernon of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Williams did not confirm or deny Monday that he has been selected for the job. But a source close to the negotiations said a contract agreement has been reached in principle. An announcement could come this week.
“If there’s news, it’s coming out of the chancellor’s office,” Williams said. “If I’m lucky enough to be that person, that’s great. I love serving Cal. I love serving this campus. I think we’ve done a lot of great things in the last 10 months. I’d be happy to keep doing what we’re doing and stay on this trajectory.”

The Cal athletic program was in the news recently after one of its assistant football coaches, Pierre Ingram, was arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitution. However, the good news around the Cal program was the buzz basketball coach Cuonzo Martin created by nabbing two top-10 recruits in Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb.

Cal-Berkeley is one of the better programs in all of college athletics, as they rank No.19 in both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cup standings.

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