Danny White departed Central Florida on Thursday to accept the vacant athletic director position at Tennessee in the wake of Phillip Fulmer retiring. White has already gotten to work, as less than 24 hours, he’s bringing two of his staff members from UCF to to Knoxville.
According to a report from John Brice of Footballscoop.com on Friday morning, Chris McFarlane and Cam Walker will join White in Knoxville. McFarlane served as UCF’s Deputy Athletics Director for Competitive Excellence, while Walker served as UCF’s Executive Associate Athletics Director for Compliance.
McFarlane is an Orlando native who graduated from Florida State in 2003 and then earned a master’s degree in sport business management and his MBA from UCF in 2005. He spent time at Northwestern and Pittsburgh before his time at UCF. He joined the UCF Athletics staff earlier this month.
Walker joined UCF as assistant athletics director in 2016 until he was promoted to executive associate athletics director for compliance this past November. He had oversight of compliance and drug testing.
Walker was a baseball student-athlete at Ricks College and Southern Virginia where, as a junior and senior, he was team captain and a two-time Academic All-American. After completing his playing career, he was an assistant baseball coach at Southern Virginia in 2006-2007. He then worked at Utah Valley and Arkansas before moving to Orlando to work for UCF.
Tennessee introduced White as its new AD on Friday afternoon in Knoxville. White will get to work immediately on finding a new head coach after the Vols were forced to fire Jeremy Pruitt due to NCAA rules violations found in an internal investigation.