Josh Whitman begins "Dream Job" as Illinois Athletic Director

Prospective Athletic Director poses for photos after being introduced by Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson as the next Illinois athletic director. Whitman is set to take over March 21, pending on the Board of Trustees’ approval. 

By Joey Gelman

Josh Whitman was named Illinois’ 14th Athletic Director in school history. The Daily Illini’s Joey Gelman tells us what we learned from Whitman today, and what to expect as his first order of business as the leader of Illini Athletics. The former Illini tight end will take over for Mike Thomas who was fired earlier this year. Whitman is the former Athletic Director at Washington University.

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