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Shawn M. Eichorst, Law '95

Shawn M. Eichorst will return to his home state of Wisconsin in April to join University of Wisconsin Athletics Director Barry Alvarez’s senior administrative staff as a senior associate athletic director. The state’s flagship university will benefit from having a Marquette graduate with Shawn’s breadth of experience, accomplishment and passion for sports contributing to the administration of its athletics programming.

During the past three years Shawn has served as senior associate athletics director for administration at the University of South Carolina, where he was the chief administrative officer in the Gamecocks’ athletics department. In that role, he oversaw the football and baseball programs, human resources, contractual matters, trademark and licensing, facilities, sports medicine, and the strength and conditioning programs.

Prior to working at the University of South Carolina, Shawn served as the director of athletics at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where in four years he developed one of the nation’s top Division III athletics programs. Under his leadership, Whitewater posted four top-10-percent NACDA Directors’ Cup finishes.

As a student-athlete, Shawn was an all-conference defensive back, three-time letter winner and team captain of the football team. He graduated magna cum laude in business in 1990. Shawn is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee and serves on the executive committee of the Sports Management Institute. He has maintained strong connections with the Law School, serving both as an adjunct faculty member teaching classes in sports law and as a member of the National Sports Law Institute Alumni Board.

A native of Lone Rock, Wis., Shawn and his wife, Kristin, have three sons: Jack, 6; Joseph, 3; and Bennett, 2.

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