The wait is finally over
! In a press conference on Wednesday Jack Swarbrick will be announced as the new Athletic Director at the University of Notre Dame. Credit the guys over at Blue-Gray Sky
for breaking the story, which was initially reported by WTHR
news (an NBC affiliate in Indianapolis).
Swarbrick's name was not thrown around much in public discussion pertaining to potential successors to Kevin White, who left ND for Duke University. Steve Orsini (AD at SMU), Rick Chryst (MAC Commissioner), and Joel Maturi (AD at University of Minnesota) were among the other candidates.
ND wanted to make sure it found the right man for the job so it sought out the aid of Parker Executive Search
. Though he was not the first name to come to mind when the job opened up Swarbrick is indeed an excellent choice. His bio
is very impressive and he's an ND alum, a trait that many Domers were hoping the new AD would possess. He was also a finalist
for the NCAA president job in 2002 when Myles Brand was hired.
Congratulations to Jack, his family, and Notre Dame!