Jackets hire consulting firm in search to replace A-D Dave Braine

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ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has hired an executive search firm to serve as a consultant in its search for a new athletic director, president Wayne Clough announced Friday.

Dave Braine announced Wednesday he is retiring because he has Crohn's disease, a chronic gastrointestinal ailment. Braine said he will continue working during the search for his replacement.

The Atlanta-based firm of Baker Parker Global Executive Search will provide consulting services to the Tech search committee.

The search committee is chaired by Clough and also includes faculty representative for athletics Dan Schrage, alumni association president Joe Irwin, former Tech football player Chuck Easley and Student Government Association president David Anderson.

No timetable has been announced for a hire to be named.

Former Tech player and football coach Bill Curry has said he is interested in the job. Curry currently works as a college football analyst for ESPN. Former Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Cam Bonifay, also a former Tech player, already has applied for the job.

A candidate already on Tech's staff is senior associate athletic director Paul Griffin.

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