Tony Hernandez is Miami's interim AD

Updated: March 3, 2011, 10:57 AM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

Miami has named Tony Hernandez interim athletic director while the university conducts a nationwide search to replace Kirby Hocutt, who recently accepted the same position at Texas Tech.

Hernandez, who has been at Miami for 13 years, is currently the school's deputy athletic director.

The national search will begin immediately and a successor is expected to be announced by the beginning of the fall semester.

Hocutt told university officials of his decision to leave on Friday, calling it the "correct decision" for his family.

The move came roughly two months after Hocutt hired Al Golden as football coach, succeeding Randy Shannon.

Heather Dinich covers ACC football for ESPN.com.

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