TCU Tabs Jeremiah Donati As Athletic Director

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FORT WORTH – Jeremiah Donati has been named the eighth athletic director in TCU history.

Chris Del Conte served as the athletics director for eight years before resigning and take the same position at the University of Texas.

“Today I am delighted to name Jeremiah Donati to this new role,” TCU Chancellor Dr. Victor J. Boschini jr., said in a press release. “His tremendous experience, his stellar work ethic and his sense of Horned Frog pride will be instrumental in assuring continued success of our athletics programs, along with ensuring that they remain integrated with the strategic direction of the university. I’m excited to see what we can achieve under his leadership.”

Dontai has been at TCU since 2011 and has helped with athletic development and facility enhancements. His help has been instrumental in the rebuild of Amon G. Carter Stadium, the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, refurbishing the Schollmaier Basketball Complex and more.

“From the moment I set foot on campus almost seven years ago, I knew immediately that the TCU community was very special,” Donati said. “It truly is home to me and I feel incredibly blessed and humbled to be appointed to the position of director of intercollegiate athletics. I am grateful to Chancellor Boschini, Board Chairman Mark Johnson, Athletics Committee Chairman Hunter Enis and to our entire TCU Board of Trustees for allowing me to continue to serve our outstanding student-athletes, coaches and staff. I look forward to working with my incredible team to collectively continue the momentum we have at TCU.”


Before arriving at TCU, Dontai was with Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. He’s also held positions at the University of Arizona Wildcat Club, and Washington State. He earned his bacehelors degree from the University of Puget Sound and a Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law.

He and his wife live in Fort Worth with two children.

Gerald Tracy is an assistant editor of Texas football for TexasHSFootball, covering prep football in the San Antonio region. Follow him on Twitter, @GTracySports, and read more of his content here.


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