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Martin Newton named Samford AD

Updated: March 9, 2011, 2:00 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford has hired former Bulldogs basketball player Martin Newton as its athletic director.

Newton was introduced Wednesday and will replace Bob Roller this spring. Newton played for Samford from 1979 to 1983.

He is currently director of operations for men's basketball at Kentucky, where his father, C.M. Newton, was athletic director after coaching basketball at Alabama and Vanderbilt.

Martin Newton earned four varsity letters and a business degree from Samford. ...

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