Executive Associate AD, Chief Operating Officer


David Hansen joined UCF as senior associate athletics director for internal operations in June 2006. He was promoted to Executive Associate A.D./COO in January 2016. Hansen's primary duties include overseeing facility development and home event operations, while overseeing two Knights athletics teams.

Hansen directs the Athletics facility master planning process and serves on UCF's Master Planning Committee. Since 2006, UCF Athletics has completed building projects totaling over $70 million. The Athletics Facility Plan calls for continued aggressive development in the near future.

He serves as the sport administrator for the Knights' football and rowing programs. Prior to joining the UCF staff, Hansen served as the deputy director of athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi. Hansen was the Golden Eagles' chief operating and financial officer and also directed all facility projects while overseeing the men's basketball and baseball programs.

Hansen arrived at Southern Miss in 1999 as the school's associate athletics director for internal affairs. In 2003, he was promoted to senior associate athletics director and two years later became the Golden Eagles' deputy director of athletics.

Before moving to Southern Miss, Hansen worked at the University of Louisiana at Monroe as the assistant athletics director for internal operations. He originally joined the ULM staff in 1994 as the director of facilities & football operations.

A native of Gainesville and a 1992 graduate of the University of Florida, he worked at his alma mater as assistant football equipment manager from 1992-94. In 1990, Hansen spent time as an operations/sales assistant for the Blockbuster Bowl in South Florida.

Hansen and his wife Trudy have four children, Kevin, Casey, Brian and Sean. The Hansens reside in Oviedo.

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