Wichita State fires Athletic Director Darron Boatright


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Darron Boatright explains the new NIL policy to the media at Charles Koch Arena on July 1. Boatright was promoted to athletic director in 2015 up until his firing on Wednesday.

Wichita State has fired Athletic Director Darron Boatright, according to a report from the Wichita Eagle.

Boatright had served as the university’s athletic director since 2015 and recently received a contract extension through 2024. The extension was never formally announced by the university.

During his time at WSU, Boatright led WSU’s move from the Missouri Valley Conference to the American Athletic Conference in 2017. In the past six years, WSU has captured 25 conference championships and 19 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Boatright is responsible for the hiring of four coaches at WSU, with Isaac Brown being the latest in March 2021.