University of Houston focusing on Chris Pezman to take over Cougars athletics


FOX 26 Sports has learned the University of Houston is focusing on Chris Pezman, senior associate athletics director and chief operating officer at the University of California, Berkeley, to become the Cougars next athletics director.

Pezman played football at the University of Houston (1990-92), and at one point was also the school’s assistant athletics director for football operations.

According to the Cal website Pezman “ has implemented a comprehensive work order system to appropriately maintain $1 billion in physical assets under his purview.”

The site also points out that “for the past 20 years, Pezman has worked in various capacities within the facility management and intercollegiate athletic industries.”

Pezman would replace Hunter Yurachek who left UH to take over as athletics director at Arkansas.


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