A search firm reached out to U-W La Crosse director
of athletics Josh Whitman...in regards to the same
position at Washington University in Saint Louis,
After a few conversations...Whitman says that oppotunity
exceeded his expectations.
The announcement comes down today that Whitman will
become the new director of athletics at Washington
He leaves U-W-L after
almost four-years with the Eagles...as
this is where he got his first job where he was in
an organizational leadership role.
It's been life changing.
This has been a very, very hard day for me because
I've had to share this news with a lot of people who
I care a lot about.
First time I ever set foot in La Crosse, Wisconsin
was when I came here for my interview.
I got off the airplane and Dave Malacek, the wrestling
coach, was there waiting on me to get there.
From him to everybody else I've met since then it's
just been a very unique place in terms of the warmness
and the welcoming nature of the people here.
I feel like the community has embraced our athletic
program in new and exciting ways.
Whitman will begin his new job on August first...he
will remain at U-W-L through early July.