Wisconsin names new athletic director to succeed Barry Alvarez
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Chris McIntosh played for Barry Alvarez on two of Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl championship teams and spent the last few years working as his right-hand man. Now he’s about to succeed his former coach and boss as the Badgers’ athletic director.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced Wednesday that McIntosh will take over when Alvarez finalizes his retirement in a matter of weeks.
The 74-year-old Alvarez announced April 6 that he was stepping down.
“I owe so much to the University of Wisconsin, and I’m deeply honored to be able to succeed Barry Alvarez,” McIntosh, a Pewaukee, Wis., native, said in a statement released by the university before an afternoon news conference. “We will build upon our legacy of success on the field of competition and support our student-athletes in the classroom, on campus and after college.”
Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.