We’re excited to present our next Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) June 2, 2021
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MADISON- The University of Wisconsin-Madison has named former Badger football player, and deputy athletic director Chris McIntosh to serve as the school’s next Athletic Director.
Sources confirmed to WTMJ that McIntosh would be named AD on Tuesday. The University making the official announcement this morning following a closed door meeting by the Board of Regents.
He’ll replace the soon-to-be-retired Barry Alvarez who’s been at UW-Madison for more than three decades. Alvarez had named McIntosh to be his preferred successor last month.
“Since I came back to Wisconsin, it’s been terrific to work closely with Mac. He has helped our program tremendously in a number of different ways. He is truly in this for the good of Wisconsin Athletics and the good of our student-athletes. That is what drives him every day,” Badgers football coach Paul Chryst said via written statement. “I also appreciate his forward thinking and his ability to find creative solutions to potential issues. I am excited about this opportunity for him and for the impact he will have on our department as a whole.”
McIntosh played on the Wisconsin football team in the 1990s and was named an All-American offensive tackle in 1999. During his time with the Badgers program, UW won back-to-back Rose Bowls in 1998 and 1999. Following a decorated collegiate career, McIntosh was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He had a three year NFL Career.
He joined UW-Madison’s athletic department in December 2014 and was named Deputy Athletic Director in July of 2017.
McIntosh is the 10th athletic director in UW-Madison history.