Chris McIntosh Confirmed As Wisconsin Athletic Director

By Adam Roberts – 6/2/2021

The heir apparent to Barry Alvarez as athletic director for the University of Wisconsin has been officially granted the title.

Chris McIntosh was named today to replace long-time A-D Barry Alvarez. Since 2017, McIntosh has overseen the athletic department’s day-to-day operations, student-athlete recruiting, business development, human resources and strategic planning. McIntosh also played football for Wisconsin, and was a team captain for the Badgers’ 1999 and 2000 Rose Bowl teams.

Barry Alvarez announced his retirement earlier this year, and will officially vacate the position at the end of the month. McIntosh was officially welcomed by UW chancellor Rebecca Blank and Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren today in Madison.