Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart

Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart

Mitch Barnhart, now in his 11th year at UK, has gone to great lengths to totally support all 22 varsity sports with the maximum number of scholarships and coaches, along with the facilities, equipment and support staff needed to make those teams successful.

“I’ve never seen any championship teams that weren’t built off givers. That’s how you win. That’s where leadership comes from, that’s where humbleness comes from, and eventually from the love of a team, that’s where it’s built from.” — Mitch Barnhart, UK director of athletics