UB Athletics Director Danny White heading to Central Florida
The University at Buffalo is in the market for a new Athletics Director. U.B. announced today Danny White is leaving to accept a position at the University of Central Florida. U.B President Satish K. Tripathi sent a letter to the university community today thanking U.B. Athletics Director Danny White for his contributions to the university and congratulating him on being named athletics director at University of Central Florida (UCF).
UCF announced White as its new athletics director this morning. He will be introduced at a news conference to be held Thursday on the UCF campus in Orlando.
“While we will all be sorry to see Danny and his family go, I know I speak for our entire U.B. community and Bulls fans everywhere in wishing him much continued success, and in expressing my deep appreciation for his achievements and contributions as UB director of athletics since his arrival in 2012,” Tripathi said.
Tripathi said he will give careful consideration to the university’s next steps in “in identifying a leader to guide the athletics program’s continued upward trajectory.”
The 35-year-old White previously was an Associate Athletic Director at Ole Miss from 2009 to 2012 and had a similar role at Fresno State from 2007 to 2009.
A 2002 graduate of Notre Dame, White is the son of Duke Athletic Director Kevin White.
The hire ends a short national search for Central Florida, which began after former Football Coach and interim Athletic Director George O'Leary gave up that role on October 12th. O'Leary then retired as Knights Coach on October 25th.