The life of a Division I director of athletics is plenty busy but, when you’re also a former well-known head football coach, the schedule can get kind of full.
Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez, the winningest head football coach in school history, was a guest of the Orange Bowl Committee at Thursday night’s BCS National Championship game between Florida and Oklahoma. Alvarez was joined by numerous other ADs, conference commissioners, NCAA reps and college athletics decision-makers.
Alvarez will temporarily put his coaching cap back on this Sunday when he attends the American Football Coaches Association convention in Nashville. The two-time Big Ten coach of the year will be presenting a talk on playing defense as part of a series called “Xs and Os with the Legends.” Former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry will follow Alvarez’s presentation with a talk about offense.
Alvarez then leaves Nashville to head to Indianapolis for meetings as a member of the NCAA Football Issues Committee.