Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, it was revealed that Wren Baker will be West Virginia’s new athletic director. Baker will replace Shane Lyons, who was forced to resign last week.
Wren Baker, who was named the University of North Texas Vice President and Director of Athletics on July 29, 2016, has had an incredible impact on the Mean Green since then. Seven Mean Green programs (men’s cross country, volleyball, women’s soccer, football, men’s basketball, women’s golf and softball) have combined to win 17 conference or division championships during Baker’s tenure.
Baker, who is considered one of the most respected young administrators in college sports, is expected to sign the deal that is reportedly a six year deal, according to Pete Thamel.
Baker will now be responsible for the future of Neal Brown, which will be critical for the future of the West Virginia athletic department.
West Virginia is finalizing a deal to hire North Texas AD Wren Baker as its next AD, sources tell @SINow.
Well respected, Baker has been a deputy at Missouri & Memphis. His first task is evaluating coach Neal Brown, who is 22-25 in 4 years at the schoolhttps://t.co/GFn0M0Bavo
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 30, 2022