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Bulls announce promotion, addition in front office

USF Athletics announced an addition -- and promotion -- within its front office Tuesday afternoon.

Barry Clements, a USF employee for 33 years, has been given the new title of executive deputy athletic director with overall department oversight. Previously the deputy director of athletics, Clements remains the department's second in command behind Mark Harlan.

Additionally, the Bulls announced the hiring of Scott Kull as deputy AD for external operations. Kull, who had essentially the same role at TCU and spent the past 11 years with the Horned Frogs, assumes a leadership role previously held by Dr. Andrew Goodrich, who remains a senior associate AD and retains oversight of several areas.

Kull, who has spent roughly a quarter-century in athletics administration (including stops at FSU and Florida) will oversee development, communications, ticket sales, corporate partnerships, broadcasting and digital strategy.

He'll focus on development efforts, and will have a dotted-line report to USF Foundation CEO Joel Momberg.

"Scott Kull is a winner, plain and simple," Harlan said in a USF news release.

During Kull's tenure at TCU, the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12, tripled football season ticket sales, experienced an 84-percent increase in sponsorship revenues, and raised nearly $260 million for athletic facility projects.

His leadership of all of TCU's revenue contracts resulted in a revenue increase of $9 million over a seven-year span, according to the USF release. Kull's boss at TCU, Horned Frogs AD Chris del Conte, worked with Harlan more than a decade ago at the University of Arizona.

"I have admired Scott's career from afar for many years and witnessed how he has played a critical role in the incredible success at TCU," Harlan said. "He will bring those experiences with him to USF, which will prove to be invaluable as we continue on our path towards excellence in all that we do."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 7:44pm]


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