West Virginia Hires Wren Baker as New Athletic Director
After two weeks of searching for an athletic director, West Virginia University hired Wren Baker according Ross Dellenger, Sports Illustrated .
Baker served has as the Vice President and Director of Athletics at North Texas since July 29, 2016. Seven Mean Green programs (men’s cross country, volleyball, women’s soccer, football, men’s basketball, women’s golf and softball) have combined to win 17 conference or division championships during Baker’s tenure.
Prior to being hired at North Texas, Baker served as the Deputy Director of Athletics at Missouri from 2015-16 after serving in a similar role at Memphis from 2013-15.
Baker replaces Shane Lyons who was hired by WVU in 2015. He was instrumental in moving the 2020 season forward due to the pandemic and served as the chair of the NCAA Division 1 Football Oversight Committee.
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