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Image 277 of Basketball, 2003

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e z: ·. ; .'=; . ,1. .1; i ml! B5 UK - · AM: .- * ti i ir °'•\ ; ..Z·>Y · ' ' _ . V;?‘Y¢“ j ‘, ` · ,1, 2 ~· . I 4 F3 ,` i M 't h B h 1 1 Director 0f/1 t/2/eric; 1 1 . . . . 1 ` ’ J · he University of ping fl streak of 28 Consecutive losing seasons with 1 ~ V g ·V __ V K) 1 A hl) , _ b I b k b _ _ _ Mmmopimmym ·~:=-_ .- cntuc ty t ttics ac <-to- ac owl appearances, including a Pacif- V lw, """"*“]‘Y·°d¤ i.. · ; 1 . V VV Association embraced a ic-10 Championship and a Fiesta Bowl victory in , `· _ L_ `T: Q, .r 1 V {W tr new vision on july 15, 2000. Football season ticket sales jumped from l [ei;. L} V E5 1 ` uz; r'°r¤"* - ">- , , ` ‘ 1 Ar , . 2002, when school pres1— 6,000 to 23,000, U “ i· 1 dent Dr. Lee T. Todd lr. Under Batnhart`s leadership, Oregon Stare _ Q`. _ A tim 1 I _ ' _ named Mitch Barnhart had the highest GPA for student-athletes since -V ·· 5 V 1 = ‘ " the \X/iIdcats` Director of tracking began in 1992, which included 2.91 1=. ’ 1,\ ,/1/[.; :1 ·-- -» };;. , ·, - _ , ·* \ V L . , .. V {V Athletics. GPA for D20 student-athletes and 5.0 or better V i éix y 1 1 . . j k _ _. —-or (_ ‘ V , E “Mitch Barnhart brings for 175 student-athletes. Barnhart also has served V; tp _ ’*?" --.·r VV), "‘ i‘ 1 1 tothe University ofKentucky a proven record ofsuc- on several sports and working committees of the · 1 7 - - ~ · ~ , ‘ ?’· `..r·.*=` ;';,,)"=.Q 1 Cess, in addition to CXPCTICHCC,} Ditrlodd stated. `°He 1’ac—10 Conference, NCAA and NACDA, and '¤**" = V " . has deep passion for working with students, and his completed the second cycle of NCAA certifica— The Barnhart Family [L-R]: philosophies are very much in sync with mine on tion in February 2001. Kirby, Blaire, Mitch, Ecntt, and L'unnie. 1 g how to run this program, 1 believe he has a well His prior success can be based on a five—prin- 1 thought-out vision on how to move our athletics ciple philosophy that he implemented for the Before his term at U1`. Barnhari serxtetl as i department forward. University of Kentucky Athletics Association the assistant executive director of the Xlustang Club j Barnhartls vision was clear at Oregon State, day he was hired. at Southern Methodist Liniversity (Dallas) from 1 where he served the previous fotir years (1998- ' Operate in a first-class manner 1983 to 1980: regional director for the Duck I 2002) as athletics director. Most notably, a strong • Possess great integrity Athletic Fund at University o1`Oi·egon 11{ugene) 1 , effort in fiscal management helped reduce the • Keep the focus on the student—athletes in 1983: and was an intern for the .-\yiec .-\i1i1ei- 1 V Beaversl operating debt from $12.5 million to • Provide sound fiscal management ic Foundation at San Diego State Llniversiiy in 1 $4.8 million during his tenure, a debt that is on • Compete for championships in all sports 1982-1983. 1 schedule for elimination. He raised $20 million in Barnhart becomes the first UK athletics direc- Barnhart, 45, is a native l)l_l<.11N;1% (lin, Kan. ` capital contributions for new baseball and softball tor since 1934 who has not had prior UK ties as He received his Bachelor of .~\ris degree {toni stadiums, an indoor uractice center and a basket- either a ulaver, coach or staff member. Before his Ottawa University (Kansas) in 1981, when- he l . . ball arena renovation. He developed Beaver Sports tenure at OSU, he worked at Tennessee for 12 was a golf letterinan, and a 1\1.istet oi Scieiice Properties, which produced increased reventte for years (1986-98), the last four as Senior Associate degree in sports adminisiraiion from Ohio lini- the department through broadcast rights. Athletics Director. He assisted the athletics direc- versity in 1982. And thanks to five new head coaching hires — tor in all aspects of administering a S35 million He and his wife, the 1orint·r(;onnie lirown. have , including the addition of football coach Dennis budget and in hiring UT`s head coaches. As the three children, Kirby, 14, Blaire. 1 1. and Scott, N. Erickson, a proven winner, and the schools best Volunteers, fundraiser, he was directly responsible B V Fu V , , , , , — . — _ T a a E i vi 1 i V · finish in the Sears Directors Cup standings, 4891 for roughly one third of the annual revenue base ol - _E . · _ , , ` — the Beaversl annual fundraising jumped from S12 million in the athletic department with P I ‘ . V , . . . . . . . . . ersnna = S800,000 to S4.) million in three years. Erick- administrative oversight of the baseball, track and _ _ _ , , . . . . . . . _ Birth date: Aug. 2/, 19>9 sons addition assisted the football team in snap- swimming programs. _ __ f Birthplace: Kansas (any. lxan. 1 iV*- . .· . . ‘ ‘. »§r‘i* “ *·‘- ,, ‘ ’,‘. Family: \‘¤¤ (8) , ‘*'t·` ~· » V ge-i.·;:V·Yi>»$‘==.-i; 1i.=:‘Vsl$ A-. V sa: ( ,- i.· ~ ‘ ‘‘‘‘‘ - · , ___; i;-at {ev pg ~ *:3 t_· Maggy: az EHUCEICIUH `.·‘ di`? ' `jifi ·’i' , ```= ;- it TF? F . >‘~ 2* » » · - - 1 _, ‘§__¤;, »gg:j·;r_ Eg; T1 TJ F J` ( Ottawa (Kan.) University (BA. 1981) 1 I ` it -12: ?*3{f.·l , . . _ 7* , —=' . . · · V , ` ¤Vi 1.; r t Ohio Universiv (Mb. 1982) t . 5 =:2‘ -. gx:-_: ., 1 ,_ ei ig .- ‘··· “ , ·-za VM-- . me,¤,·¤te»:·ar€;=.a;?·,;.;-, t' ·` · _ i ' {ii? FJEFK » · - , " , '“ ·· QJ) r V — Career i ` ``‘° ii - sa V ' - - i Wit `l’‘. i ¤·- { Kentucky — Athleiics 1 )irector 1 D _ *€i}§ié,S{€}§i ,( _ , `· (2002-present) , i 2V i [ , i ` ‘ Oregon State —- Athletics 1)irecr<>r 1 V ' " ‘’‘‘‘ ‘ ,__ .v_A _ ___V W __,V_ W _, ” (1998-2002) ‘ —»V· i Tennessee —— Senior Assoc. Al) (1986-98) 1 1 i · · TTI; · rea i, Southern Methodist - Asst. ljxecutive 3 ‘ l= . i Q Director, Mustang (uluh (198.5-86) 1 L C Oregon -— Regional Director, KEN * ,_ i ·V WV" A Duck Ath1etic1lunt1(198?>) Led` _ l` ii-° San Diego State - lntern, 1 . V »— 3 ; t' 982-8. ` UK President Lee T. Tudd Jr. mtrnduced Aittc lound nion (1 9) 1 Mitfh Barnhart as the Wild|:at5' Uirectur uf AthIetiC5 UH July F5, EUUE- 1 {Q j __? { , 2(}(},2-(H /\('}IIH1`A1)' /f)o/*r/(u1// • ,’ » 2;;*/ 1 ,