UPDATE 2:30 p.m. Monday: A statement from TCU confirms Jeremiah Donati will indeed become the Horned Frogs’ next athletics director.
“Today I am delighted to name Jeremiah Donati to this new role,” TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. said in a statement. “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.”
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TCU is staying in-house for its next athletic director.
Jeremiah Donati, the school’s associate vice chancellor and associate athletics director for development, will be announced Monday as the school’s new athletic director, a source familiar with the process confirmed. He replaces Chris Del Conte, who was hired Saturday as Texas’ AD.
Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr. is scheduled to make the official announcement at 2 p.m. on campus.
Donati came to TCU in 2011 from Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment, where he had been general counsel and director of player representation.
His previous stops include Arizona and Washington State in key fundraising positions. Under Del Conte, TCU has raised and spent $300 million on major athletic improvements and is enjoying national success in a number of sports, including football, men’s basketball and baseball.
Donati graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2001.