Danny White has had a major impact across UCF Sports

Danny White has only been UCF’s Athletic Director for a few years, but it already isn’t much of a stretch to say that he’s one of the most important figures in UCF sports history.

In his brief tenure, Knights fans have seen the football team reach an unthinkably high level of success, both basketball teams experience their most successful eras in years and a return to prominence for both baseball and men’s soccer.

White has shown that he has a great mind for coaching hires, and despite having now replaced coaches for six different teams (including football twice), he has had nothing but home run hires.

Here’s a look at the sports where White has hired a new coach since taking over as AD, and how those teams have performed since he made the change.

 

UCF Football

3 Years Before White’s Hire: 21-17 (55% winning percentage)

Since White’s Hire: 31-8 (79% winning percentage)

Highlight: 25-game win streak, claimed a National Championship.

 

UCF Men’s Basketball

3 Years Before White’s Hire: 37-54 (41% winning percentage)

Since White’s Hire: 64-31 (67% winning percentage)

Highlight: NIT Final Four Appearance, on the verge of NCAA Tournament Appearance since 2005.

 

UCF Women’s Basketball

3 Years Before White’s Hire: 27-64 (30% winning percentage)

Since White’s Hire: 65-29 (69% winning percentage)

Highlight: Two NIT Second Round Appearances, on the verge of first NCAA Tournament Appearance since 2011.

 

UCF Baseball

3 Years Before White’s Hire: 90-86 (51% winning percentage)

Since White’s Hire: 81-45 (64% winning percentage)

Highlight: Made an NCAA Regional Appearance for the first time since 2012.

 

UCF Men’s Soccer

3 Years Before White’s Hire: 18-18-19 (33% winning percentage)

Since White’s Hire: 21-9-5 (60% winning percentage)

Highlight: Made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2011.



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