Kansas State University

K-State athletic fundraiser Chad Weiberg hired by Texas Tech

Kansas State lost one of its top fundraisers and athletic department staffers Tuesday when Texas Tech announced it hired Chad Weiberg as its new deputy athletics director.

Weiberg served as K-State’s senior associate athletic director for development. He spent 11 years working for the Wildcats.

In his new role, which will begin June 8, Weiberg will work directly under Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt as the Red Raiders’ second in command. Hocutt is a K-State grad who previously worked in the Wildcats’ athletic department.

“As a key member of our senior leadership team, Chad has played a transformational role in the success of our department and our progress of becoming a model intercollegiate athletics program,” K-State athletic director John Currie said in a release. “Under his leadership, the Ahearn Fund has seen tremendous growth in both participation and total gifts, and while selfishly we are sad to see him go, we are extremely happy for him and his family for this terrific advancement opportunity.”

Added Weiberg: “This is a tremendous opportunity for my family and me, and I’m honored to be joining Kirby Hocutt on his leadership team at Texas Tech. Obviously, there are mixed emotions as I will be forever grateful to K-State.”

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