Allie Prescott named U of M interim athletic director as Tom Bowen steps down


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — University of Memphis Athletic Director Tom Bowen has stepped down, the university announced in a press release Tuesday morning.

Allie Prescott, former president and general manager of the Memphis Redbirds from 1997-2001,  was named interim athletic director. Prescott graduated from the university in 1969 and has played a major role with the school and the city for decades.

Bowen said he was pursuing a new career opportunity after seven years as athletic director at the U of M.

“I know that the athletic program here at the University of Memphis will continue to achieve great success both in the classroom and on the fields and courts of competition. It has been my privilege to serve this University,” he said.