UT forms eight-person coach search committee

Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson will be involved in the search for a new coach. (Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has appointed an eight-person advisory search committee to replace Mack Brown, the school announced Wednesday.

The school also has retained the executive recruiting firm Korn/Ferry for the search to hire a new head football coach.

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The eight search committee members, according to UT — per the Austin American Statesman – are:

  • Steve Hicks, vice chair of the Board of Regents, one of the board?s athletics liaisons, and owner and executive chairman of Capstar Partners LLC, a private investment firm.
  • Robert Stillwell, member of the Board of Regents, one of the board?s athletics liaisons, retired partner at Baker Botts LLP and an original director of Mesa Petroleum Co.
  • Michael Clement, accounting professor, McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, and faculty representative to the Men?s and Women?s Athletics Councils.
  • Ricardo Hinojosa, United States federal judge for the Southern District of Texas, former member of the university?s Commission of 125.
  • Charles Matthews, former vice president and general counsel of Exxon Mobil, current president of the Texas Exes.
  • Robert Rowling, former member of the Board of Regents and owner and chairman of TRT Holdings Inc.
  • Charles Tate, chairman of Capital Royalty, former member of the executive committee of the university?s Commission of 125.
  • Pamela Willeford, former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein and former chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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