Mitch Barnhart

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Mitch Barnhart (born August 27, 1959 in Kansas City, KS) is the athletics director for the Kentucky Wildcats athletics program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Barnhart was hired by the university in 2002 succeeding Larry Ivy.[1] Barnhart served in the same capacity at Oregon State University from 1998-2002. He is the university's tenth athletics director. Barnhart's current salary is $600,000 per year.[2] In February 2011 Barnhart signed a 3-year extension on his contract which will keep him at Kentucky until 2019[3]


Barnhart received his B.A. from Ottawa University (Kansas) and an M.S. in sports administration from Ohio University.


  1. ^ "Mitch Barnhart named UK Athletics Director After Four Years in Oregon State Post". University of Kentucky Public Relations. 15 July 2002. Retrieved 28 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Lexington Herald-Leader". Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Barnhart Given 3-Year Contract". 

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