UCF AD Danny White to succeed Phillip Fulmer as UT’s AD, will start with $1.8 million salary

White will replace Phillip Fulmer as director of athletics at UT.

The University of Tennessee has hired Dr. Daniel J. White as its next Director of Athletics. The university formally announced the hire Thursday afternoon.

White has been the Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University of Central Florida since late 2015.

Tennessee Athletics said White’s contract will start at $1.8 million initially with a 5% annual increase. He will receive up to $300,000 yearly based on team athletic performance, team academic performance, and departmental goals. Details on his start date are still being finalized, and the university will issue a memorandum of understanding in the coming days.

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