Just a couple weeks after head coach Scott Frost finished creating his final coaching staff for the 2015-16 football season, athletics director Danny White decided to make some changes of his own Monday.

According to a press release sent out by the UCF Athletics Communications office, White has officially brought aboard Auburn’s Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs Scott Carr as UCF’s new executive associate athletics director and chief marketing officer.

“We are fortunate to add Scott Carr to our administrative leadership team,” White said in a release. “His talent and experience in external affairs is nationally recognized and respected. In my view, this represents a big-time hire for UCF Athletics.”

In addition to Carr joining White’s staff, UCF will also welcome aboard Patrick Ransdell as the new assistant athletics director for administration. Current staff members, David Hansen and Brad Stricklin, also saw change in White’s office as Hansen was made the executive associate athletics director and chief operating officer, with Stricklin being made the executive associate athletics director and chief financial officer.

“In addition, I am fortunate to have inherited seasoned professionals like Brad Stricklin and David Hansen overseeing the day-to-day operations of our department,” White said in the release. “These new titles reflect their level of importance to our organization.”

Carr will begin his duties Tuesday, Feb. 9 and will oversee the communications, fan development and video services units. Originally from Gainesville, he has administrative experience from the University of Southern Mississippi and the Orange Bowl. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Florida.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work at UCF with an outstanding athletics director in Danny White,” Carr said in a release. “Also, I am thrilled and blessed to join his fine team of staff and coaches. As a Florida native, I have admired UCF and the Knights athletics department over the years and I look forward to serving such a prestigious and innovative institution. My family and I are excited to get started.”


Evan Abramson is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. You can follow him at @Evan_Abramson or email him at