Missouri continues to remake its athletic department under Mack Rhoades, announcing Friday that Brian White had been hired as senior associate athletic director for development.
White, 31, joins the Tigers from the U.S. Military Academy, where he had been serving as associate athletic director for development. He had overseen West Point’s athletic fundraising since October.
White — whose father, Kevin, is Duke’s athletic director — previously worked at Tulsa and Louisiana Tech in similar administrative capacities.
“We are very happy to have Brian joining our team at Mizzou,” Rhoades said in a release from MU athletics. “Brian is regarded as one of the bright up-and-coming administrators in college athletics and has been successful at several Division I institutions. We have ambitious goals for our development unit, and Brian will be a valuable asset and leader for that department.”
White will lead Missouri’s effort to increase donor giving, including oversight of the Tiger Scholarship Fund, and also will serve as the athletic department’s liaison to MU’s Advancement Office.
“I could not be more excited about the leadership in place at the University of Missouri, and especially the chance to work alongside Mack Rhoades,” White said in a release.
White’s brother Danny is Buffalo’s athletic director and another brother, Michael, was hired in the spring as Florida’s men’s basketball coach. White also worked at IMG College, Razorback Sports Properties and Cal Sports Properties before joining the administrative ranks.
He is a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and earned a master’s in business administration at Ohio in 2008. He and his wife, Paige, have a newborn daughter, Callahan.
Rhoades hired Wren Baker from Memphis in May as a replacement for Doug Gillin, who left to become Appalachian State’s athletic director.
MU announced Wednesday that Ryan Bradley, another former Memphis staffer, had been hired as senior associate athletic director of strategic communications.