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Hunter Yurachek Reportedly Will Be Arkansas’ Next Athletic Director

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Arkansas will be bringing in Houston’s AD.

NCAA Basketball: East Carolina at Houston Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Houston AD Hunter Yurachek will be stepping down to take the job at Arkansas.

There’s also a story from the Houston Chronicle saying this will be happening. Yurachek has been the AD at Houston for three years and helped the athletic program to where it is now. Yurachek was an associate AD when the hiring of Tom Herman was made, and brought in Major Applewhite. Yurachek was the AD while Houston made their run that included wins over Florida State and Oklahoma.

Houston is also undergoing some major facilities renovations that Yurachek is at the center of. Construction for an indoor football facility and baseball development center are underway and were privately funded.

Before Houston, he was the AD at Coastal Carolina, which was an FCS program at the time. In 2014 he was named the Under Armour FCS AD of the year. Their baseball program also won the College World Series in 2016 after Yurachek left, but the program still grew under him.

One thing for sure is that Yurachek will be getting a healthy raise. He was currently making $450,000 at Houston.