Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick to step down in 2024

NOW: Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick to step down in 2024

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick is planning to step down in 2024 and will be replaced by the chairman of NBC Sports Group Pete Bevacqua. 

Peter Bevacqua University of Notre Dame

University President John Jenkins announced the decision this morning,

Jenkins says Bevacqua will join the university on July 1 in the role of Special Assistant to the President of Athletics, benefiting from the mentorship of Swarbrick before he assumes leadership of the athletics department sometime in the first quarter of 2024.

"It has been my privilege to work alongside Jack Swarbrick as he led Notre Dame to unprecedented success over the past 15 years while providing such an influential voice in college athletics, and I'm excited that we have such a talented and experienced leader in Pete Bevacqua to spend some time learning under Jack before assuming new leadership in one of America's most storied athletic programs," said Jenkins. "At this time of great chaos and disruption in college athletics, it will be invaluable to have Pete join Jack and me in charting a future for Notre Dame athletics that allows our student-athletes to play at the highest level, enjoy a full student experience and earn a Notre Dame degree. Having come to know Pete over the years in his work at NBC Sports, I'm looking forward to welcoming him, his wife, Tiffany, and their children-- Samantha, Arthur and Jake--- to our campus." 

“It speaks volumes about Notre Dame and Father Jenkins' leadership that we can implement such a well-conceived succession plan and attract someone of Pete’s talent and experience.” 

Jack Swarbrick

“This is an unbelievable honor for me and a dream come true. With the exception of my family, nothing means more to me than the University of Notre Dame."

Pete Bevacqua

Here is more information on Jack Swarbrick and his accomplishments as Notre Dame's athletic director, along with some basic information on his replacement Pete Bevacqua.

Jack Swarbrick/ Notre Dame Director of Athletics

Hired in July 2008

1976 Notre Dame graduate

Notre Dame joined the Atlantic Coast Conference, while maintaining football independence

10 NCAA titles across five programs: women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s lacrosse and fencing

member of College Football Playoff management committee, played key role in the 12-team expansion in 2024

Pete Bevacqua

1993 Notre Dame graduate

Walk-on punter under coach Lou Holtz

Chairman of NBC Sports Group, heavily involved in the network's new deal with the Big Ten Conference.

Former CEO, PGA of America

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