Washington hires Tulane’s Troy Dannen as new AD


Washington hired Troy Dannen as its new athletic director on Saturday.

Dannen spent the past eight years running Tulane’s athletic department.

Dannen replaces Jen Cohen, who departed for the Southern California AD post in August.

Dannen will begin his duties at Washington on Monday.

“I am so honored to have the opportunity to serve the University of Washington, our students, coaches, staff, faculty and incredible fans,” Dannen said in a news release. “Throughout this process, the passion, love and spirit of the UW was evident in every conversation, as was the alignment necessary for comprehensive success.

“We will compete for championships, and we will provide an unmatched experience for our student-athletes. The future has never been brighter for Husky Athletics, and I am humbled to steward the next chapter in our storied history.”

Dannen arrives in Seattle as the Huskies prepare to depart the Pac-12 for the Big Ten following the school year.

“He is a visionary and proven leader, and has worked diligently to improve the sport of football,” Washington football coach Kalen DeBoer said. “I’m excited to work with Troy and help move the Huskies into the future.”

Tulane’s football program went 12-2 in 2022 and defeated USC 46-45 in the Cotton Bowl. The Green Wave were ranked as high as No. 9 last season.

Prior to his stint at Tulane, Dannen was athletic director at Northern Iowa for seven years.

–Field Level Media

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