CONFIRMED: Tennessee hires UCF Athletic Director Danny White

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials with UT Knoxville confirmed on social media Thursday that they have hired UCF’s Danny White as the next Director of Athletics for Tennessee.

In a release on the university’s website Thursday they said in part, “His consistent record of transforming college athletic programs to win championships, drive growth, and achieve success, have made him a rising star in college athletics.”

“Danny White is a great fit for the programs we are building at Tennessee,” UT System President Randy Boyd said. “He combines a strong vision for competitive excellence with a deep commitment to winning with integrity. The greatest decade in UT Athletics begins now.”

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee will make University of Central Florida’s Danny White its next Director of Athletics, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

According to reports from USA Today and Stadium, Tennessee is expected to hire 41-year-old Danny White as it’s next Director of Athletics, replacing the outgoing Phillip Fulmer.

On Monday, University leadership announced the dismissal of 10 Tennessee football staffers, including head coach Jeremy Pruitt, as a result of “serious violations of NCAA rules.”

UT Chancellor Donde Plowman said Fulmer would stay in his role until a replacement is found.

White became the UCF Athletic Director in 2015. The Knights have experienced rapid growth under White. After going winless in 2015, the program won 28 consecutive regular season games from 2017-2018. UCF finished 2017 as the only undefeated team in the nation and defeated Auburn 34-27 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

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