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Texas AD Chris Del Conte Hires Former Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst

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Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte is hiring his own “dream team” to his staff in Austin. Former Nebraska and Miami athletic director Shawn Eichorst is joining the athletic department and former TCU associate AD for marketing and licensing Drew Martin, who worked with him at TCU, according to a release from the University.

In a statement Del Conte said, “We’ve spent the past several months evaluating and studying our department and developing a plan for our future. We have a lot of talented people here, and Shawn and Drew are tremendous additions to our staff. They are the best at what they do and will play critical roles in helping us pull our staff together and function at a highly effective and efficient level. I know them well, they had a chance to meet our staff today, and I am thrilled they’re on board.”

Eichorst was the AD at Nebraska from 2012-17 and prior to that at Miami in 2011-12, along with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1999-2003). Martin spent the past seven years with TCU where he was the Associate AD for Marketing and Licensing.

Eichorst said, “It’s an honor and a privilege to come work at The University of Texas, one of the most iconic universities and athletics brands in the country, and to work with one of the most dynamic leaders in our business in Chris Del Conte.”

As for Martin, he said in a statement from the University, “It’s really exciting to be able to work with Chris Del Conte again. The vision he has for collegiate athletics and how he runs an athletics department is tremendous. My vision for the external operations portion of that aligns very well with his, so that truly makes it exciting to be joining the Texas staff.”

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