Randy Eaton Interview Article posted on May 1, 2012

Randy Eaton

Athletic Director
Western Carolina University



Biggest Surprise?
The genuine love by the supporters toward the University. It is not just about athletics, it is about the entire campus, of which we are simply one part.

Biggest Challenge?
Easy. Fundraising and ticket sales. The Western Carolina budget is near or at the bottom of the Southern Conference; I have to change that by changing the culture surrounding this program.

Biggest Decision?
Hiring a football coach, which we accomplished eight days after my press conference!


More Interviews with New Athletic Directors:

Vaughn A. Williams – Kennesaw State University

Rick Costello – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Whit Babcock – University of Cincinnati