The Central Florida athletic program has been in turmoil over the last few months. In June, former Athletic Director Todd Stansbury left the school to take the same position at Oregon State. Former head football coach George O’Leary took over the position, but resigned from it just four months later before resigning from his position as coach as well.
The school has finally found their next AD for the future.
According to USA TODAY, Buffalo Athletic Director Danny White has accepted the job for the same position in Orlando and is expected to be introduced at a press conference Thursday morning at 10:45 a.m.
“I am excited to join the UCF family, and my goals include building on our outstanding academic accomplishments and making UCF a national leader known for competitive excellence,” White said in a press release. “We will become one of the nation’s premier destinations for coaches and student-athletes, and we will excite our student body, staff and faculty, alumni and the Central Florida community.”
White is certainly qualified as he has served as the AD at Buffalo since 2012 and was the Senior Associate AD at Ole Miss from 2009-2012.
“Danny is one of the nation’s rising stars in college athletics, and his talent, determination, energy, and creativity will guide our program to a bright future,” UCF President John C. Hitt said in a press release. “He understands that success starts with winning with integrity and student-athletes thriving in the classroom, and he has a history of hiring successful coaches.”
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