Wisconsin is reportedly staying in-house for a successor to legendary athletic director Barry Alvarez. First reported by 620 WTMJ’s Nick Van Wagenen and later confirmed by The Athletic, the Badgers will announce Chris McIntosh as the next Wisconsin AD in a press conference on Wednesday morning.
Hearing from sources that the @UWBadgers will name Chris McIntosh as their next athletic director replacing the retiring Barry Alvarez
— Nick Van Wagenen (@MKEnick) June 1, 2021
McIntosh is a lifelong Badger who captained Wisconsin’s back-to-back Rose Bowl winning teams in 1998 and 1999. He was an All-American offensive tackle and All-Big Ten performer in 1999 before becoming a first-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2000 NFL draft.
In more related experience to the AD position, McIntosh has been the deputy athletic director under Alvarez since December of 2014. The Badger State native will jump from second in command to the top role with the retirement of the Wisconsin great.