Wisconsin officially announces next athletic director, successor to Barry Alvarez
Wisconsin has officially announced its successor for longtime AD and Big Ten powerbroker Barry Alvarez.
Chris McIntosh will take over as Badgers’ athletic director, the school announced Wednesday morning.
McIntosh is a former Wisconsin offensive lineman who served as a two-time captain with the Badgers. He’s been working in Wisconsin’s athletic department since 2014.
“I owe so much to the University of Wisconsin, and I’m deeply honored to be able to succeed Barry Alvarez” McIntosh said in a statement. “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.”
McIntosh captained two Wisconsin Rose Bowl teams and was a first round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft. He was also Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and a consensus All-American in 1999.
Wisconsin chancellor Rebecca Blank also commented on the hire.
“Chris is a natural leader who loves the Badgers and cares about our student-athletes,” Blank said in a statement. “He is uniquely positioned to continue our proud traditions of success on and off the field and doing things ‘the right way.’ Chris will build upon those traditions and has a strong vision for leading the program during a time of change in college athletics.”