Harris tabbed as new AD at UNI

CEDAR FALLS — Wednesday afternoon the news became official when Iowa State senior associate athletic director David Harris was announced as the new athletic director at Northern Iowa. Harris will replace Troy Dannen,who took the athletic director job at Tulane in December.

Harris has been at Iowa State since 2006, serving as the sports administrator for football, men’s basketball and wrestling. He has also been in charge of NCAA compliance and a number of other areas within the athletic department.

Harris has been one of Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard’s right hand men dating back to their time at Wisconsin. He also spent some time working at the University of Mississippi where he played football. 

"UNI is truly a special place, and my family and I are extremely excited about becoming part of the Panther family," Harris said in a press release.

Harris will officially take over at UNI on March 28.

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.