Kansas Athletics Director Zenger signs extension through June 2021

LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Kansas Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger has signed an amendment to his contract that extends that contract to June 2021.

“I’m very pleased that I will have the opportunity to continue to represent this great university and work alongside the outstanding coaches and student-athletes we have here at KU,” Zenger said.  “I have really enjoyed sharing in the tremendous accomplishments so many of our teams have achieved over the past several years.  Likewise, we are committed to doing everything we can to raise the level of success of every one of our teams.
“This is home for me, and I truly believe we’re poised for even more success in the near future,” Zenger continued, “and I can’t wait to share in that excitement as well.”
Zenger’s base pay will increase from $619,000 to $700,000.
“Since Sheahon’s arrival in Jan. 2011 Kansas Athletics has enjoyed success on and off the field,” said KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray Little.  “We’ve had a team win a national championship, two teams reach NCAA Final Fours and multiple NCAA Tournament appearances by other sports.  We’ve seen some $90 million in construction and renovation, from Rock Chalk Park to Memorial Stadium to the DeBruce Center.  And academically, Athletics’ Graduation Success Rate and APR marks put us in excellent standing with the NCAA.  I am confident that under Sheahon’s leadership Athletics will experience even more success in the coming years.”

KU head men’s basketball coach Bill Self is happy for Zenger and the department.

“Sheahon’s focus since he’s been here is to give the coaches what they need to be successful,” Self said.  “We’ve got a bunch of teams doing really well, we’ve added great new facilities, and I can see things getting even better in the next few years.”