DeLoss Dodds

DeLoss Dodds (born August 8, 1939) was the sixth men's athletic director of The University of Texas at Austin.[1][2][3][4]

During his tenure as AD from the fall of 1981 to November 2013, Texas won 19 National Championships[5] and 287 conference titles.[6] Dodds announced on October 1, 2013 that he would be retiring in 2014. However, following the approval and hiring of Steve Patterson to be the next men's athletic director in November 2013, Dodds became a special assistant to University of Texas President Bill Powers on November 25, 2013.[7][8][9]


Dodds was born August 8, 1939 in Riley, Kansas. He is married to Mary Ann (née Chamberlain); they have two daughters, Deidre, and Debra.[10] He is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he was also a conference champion in the quarter mile in 1959.[citation needed]

Before taking his current position at Texas, he was the athletic director for the Kansas State Wildcats for five years, from 1977 to 1981. Before that, Dodds was head track coach at Kansas State, a position he held from 1963 to 1976, during which time his teams captured two Big Eight Conference indoor track and field championships (1974 & 1976).[11]

Dodds was hired in 1981 as the University of Texas' athletic director.[12] During his tenure he has helped Texas through many major events, including the 2010–12 conference realignment frenzy and $380 million in athletic facility upgrades.[13]



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  5. ^ "National Championships". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  6. ^ "Conference Championships". Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  7. ^ "Steve Patterson Named Texas Men's Athletic Director". The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  8. ^ Haurwitz, Ralph (November 11, 2013). "UT regents approve Steve Patterson as Longhorns' new athletic director". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "Athletics Director Steve Patterson". Archived from the original on December 17, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "Biography for Deloss Dodds". Biography. IMDB. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  11. ^ "Big Eight Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Championship History". Big Eight Sports.
  12. ^ Brown, Chip (July 6, 2006). "25 YEARS OF DeLOSS DODDS AT TEXAS - Longhorns reap rewards from athletic director's steady work behind scenes". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  13. ^ "Athletic Director Deloss Dodds". Biography. Archived from the original on September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  14. ^ Litman, Laken. "DeLoss Dodds named Athletic Director of the Year by Sports Business Journal". SportsDay DFW. Archived from the original on 2011-08-26.