Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Finalist #3: Wyoming's Gary Barta
The Article: Report: Barta a finalist for SMU job
Per the article, Barta was a finalist for the Arizona State AD position a year ago.
Barta has had the job since 2003. This is his first AD position. He's young-early 40's. Barta has not hired a football or basketball coach at Wyoming. He strength lies in fundraising, it appears. Raised $10M for capital improvements which was matched by state funds.
Before this position, he was Senior Associate AD at Washington, where he directed its "Campaign for the Student-Athlete" which included a $100 million upgrade of five athletics facilities.