Sources: Tulane targets Northern Iowa AD Harris
Pete Thamel, ESPNNov 20, 2023, 01:18 PM ET
Tulane has targeted Northern Iowa’s David Harris to be the school’s next athletic director, sources told ESPN on Monday.A deal in between
Harris and Tulane is anticipated to be completed in the coming days, sources said.Harris has been UNI’s athletic director considering that 2016, and he has actually held numerous prominent positions in the sports space. He’s part of the 40-member Department I Council and has been selected as the chair of the NCAA Women’s basketball oversight committee for 2023-24.
Harris, a native of Baton Rouge, likewise brings significant football experience. As the senior associate athletic director at Iowa State, he was the school’s sport administrator for both football and men’s basketball. He has likewise operated in the athletic departments at Wisconsin and his university, Ole Miss.Harris will be the
2nd successive athletic director to go to Tulane from Northern Iowa. Just recently left Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen, now at Washington, originated from UNI in 2016.
Dannen worked with football coach Willie Fritz, who assisted usher in a football renaissance at Tulane. The Green Wave have gone 22-3 over the past two seasons, consisting of a Cotton Bowl win over USC last year.Fritz had lobbied for continuity and the promotion of deputy athletic director Korte Gosha, who was considered a strong prospect for the job. Harris’immediate job will be keeping Fritz, who is anticipated to become a prospect for many of the open jobs in the upcoming cycles.Tulane hosts UTSA on Friday, with the winner clinching a spot in the AAC title game.