Outgoing D-I Chair Leaves UMass for Baylor

Ian McCaw, outgoing chair of the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee and athletic director at Massachusetts, has accepted the job as athletic director at scandal-riddled Baylor.

Baylor’s athletic program has been under increased scrutiny since the death of death of basketball player Patrick Dennehy, and revelations into potential major NCAA violations and even possible illegal activity by former basketball coach Dave Bliss.

Baylor, located in Waco, Texas, is the only private school in the Big 12. Its football program has not won more than two league games in seven seasons in the Big 12.

McCaw, 40, became only the fifth AD at UMass since 1911 in July 2002. He was AD at Northeastern for five years before then. He began as an assistant director of sports information at Maine in 1986, and eventually broke into administration when he was named Tulane’s co-interim AD in 1996.

McCaw, a native of Burlington, Ontario, graduated from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, and later earned a master’s degree from UMass.