By Adam Roberts – 6/1/2021
The University of Wisconsin has begun preparing for a future without Barry Alvarez working in some form of leadership for the school. The long-time head football coach and athletic director is set to retire in a month, and so the school will need to find his replacement before the start of July.
Deputy athletic director Chris McIntosh has been with the athletic department since 2014 and is considered by many to be the popular selection for Barry’s replacement. The UW System said in a news release today that the Wisconsin Board of Regents will meet in a closed session tomorrow to consider an employment agreement and compensation for a new athletic director. The item is of the utmost importance for the board; it’s the sole item on the agenda.
UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank has previously said she hopes to have a replacement in place by the end of this month.