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UConn Names Adrianne Swinney New Athletic Department COO and SWA

The UConn athletic department has a new replacement for the departed Beth Goetz.

Ian Bethune

On Monday, UConn introduced Adrianne Swinney as the new Chief Operating Officer and Senior Woman Administrator in the athletic department. Swinney replaces Beth Goetz, who left to become the athletic director at Ball State. Swinney comes to Storrs from UNC Wilmington, where she held the title of deputy athletic director.

“I’d like to extend my sincerest gratitude to [Athletic Director] David Benedict and President Susan Herbst for this opportunity,” Swinney said in a press release. “I count it both a privilege and an honor to become a member of the UConn family and community, joining a nationally distinguished institution synonymous with excellence in every way.”

At UConn, Swinney will oversee Equipment Services, Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, Athletic Training and work with Title IX & Gender Equity and OIE/Community Standards as well as the Admissions departments.

She previously spent over four years at UNC Wilmington where she was responsible for day-to-day operations as well as strategic planning, direction, and conduct of the program. Swinney was also the primary administrator for all but three sports programs over her tenure.

“I am thrilled that Adrianne is joining our team at UConn,” Benedict said. “Her experience and talent as an administrator will be of great benefit to our student-athletes and coaches.”