TU has a new athletic director.
"We are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Derrick Gragg will be joining TU as our new director of athletics. Our search committee was presented with an impressive field of applicants for this position, and Derrick stood out as an exceptional candidate," Upham said.
"We feel that Derrick's history of integrity and excellence is well-suited to manage those issues and keep our university and its athletic program moving forward. He will be an enthusiastic and dedicated leader for Golden Hurricane student-athletes and their coaches."
"I am very excited to accept the position of director of athletics at TU. It is a wonderful opportunity to lead a program of this caliber," Gragg said. "The university's combination of academic and athletic success dovetails perfectly with my own personal and professional core values. My family and I are eager to become an integral part the Tulsa community and the TU family."
A native of Huntsville, Ala., Gragg is coming to Tulsa from Eastern Michigan, where he served as its athletic director for the past seven years. Eastern Michigan has enjoyed success both on the field and in the classroom under Gragg's leadership. The program has won 22 Mid-American Conference (MAC) championships while the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) was at 74 percent.