The University of New Haven has hired Sheahon Zenger as the school’s new athletic director. Zenger was previously the Athletic Director at Kansas from 2011 to 2018. Prior to that, he was the athletic director at Illinois State where he succeeded former UConn AD Lew Perkins.
With Zenger on board, the Chargers are considering a potential move from Division II to Division I.
“If it’s the will of the board, the institution and the president, that’s something that I’ve been given the ability to explore. In the meantime, we need to be the best in the niche we’re in,” said Zenger. “If that’s something they choose to do, it takes several years to get that process in place.”
“What jumped out and is different about Sheahon is his incredible enthusiasm, idealism and passion for what he does,” said University President Steven H. Kaplan.
Zenger will also do some teaching while leading the athletic department. A move to Division I will require facility upgrades and Zenger plans to fundraise and build new athletic facilities.