DePaul hires new athletic director

DeWayne Peevy is currently deputy athletics director at Kentucky.

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DePaul hired DeWayne Peevy as its new athletics director.

DePaul hired DeWayne Peevy as its new athletics director.

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DeWayne Peevy will be the new DePaul athletics director, the school announced Monday. Peevy is currently deputy athletics director at Kentucky.

“I am honored and humbled today to accept the position of director of athletics at DePaul,” Peevy said. “This is an opportunity that I have long dreamed of and one that I do not take lightly. DePaul is a proud and tradition-rich athletic department built on the foundation of a strong mission in a diverse urban community. My family and I are all excited and energized to join the Blue Demon family.”

“From the moment I met DeWayne, I knew immediately that his integrity and passion combined with his impressive collegiate athletics experience would elevate DePaul and its student-athletes to even higher levels,” said DePaul president A. Gabriel Esteban.

Peevy will succeed Jean Lenti Ponsetto, who announced her retirement in June.

DePaul is accused in a lawsuit of ignoring allegations that its former softball coach — Ponsetto’s brother, Eugene Lenti — punched an assistant in the face and verbally abused his players and retaliated against the whistleblower by terminating her contract with the school.

The school also is accused of violating Title IX rules for failing to report complaints made against Lenti.

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