Alabama’s football team fired coach Gus Malzahn Saturday after a day of protests over racial tensions sparked by the school’s decision to fire its head coach.
The university said it had hired former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke to be its next athletic director.
Hoke, who was fired last week by Alabama for his handling of the investigation into the death of former Alabama star quarterback and current Heisman Trophy winner Tua Tagovailoa, was the first African American coach hired at the university in 20 years.
The school said the firing came after Hoke violated university policy by not consulting with his players on the investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.