Warde Manuel, who has had a distinguished career in intercollegiate athletics that ranges from being a student-athlete to a director of athletics, has been named the new director of athletics at Connecticut.
Manuel, a 1990 Michigan graduate where he played both football and track and field, was most recently the director of athletics at the University of Buffalo for the past six years.
“We are incredibly proud and thrilled that Warde will be joining the Husky family,” said UConn president Susan Herbst in a statement. “UConn is one of the great American universities and our athletics program is the envy of many. It’s because of this that we were able to attract an amazing pool of candidates from across the nation – and an ideal, stand-out candidate of Warde’s exceptionally-high caliber. He will play the integral, and even transformational, role in the future of UConn athletics. It’s a great day for this university.”
Manuel comes to Connecticut as the university is evaluating the future of its Division I hockey program.