DePaul University announced the hiring of their next Director of Athletics. In a statement, DePaul said DeWayne Peevy, the deputy athletics director at Kentucky, will begin at DePaul starting Sept. 1, with a special focus on men’s basketball.
“I am honored and humbled today to accept the position of director of athletics at DePaul,” Peevy said. “This is an opportunity that I have long dreamed of and one that I do not take lightly. DePaul is a proud and tradition-rich athletic department built on the foundation of a strong mission in a diverse urban community. My family and I are all excited and energized to join the Blue Demon family.”
“From the moment I met DeWayne, I knew immediately that his integrity and passion combined with his impressive collegiate athletics experience would elevate DePaul and its student-athletes to even higher levels,” said DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban. “A visionary leader who cares deeply about his community, DeWayne demonstrates the Vincentian personalism we value so much at DePaul. Jo and I look forward to welcoming DeWayne, Allison and their two children to the DePaul family.”
“DeWayne is someone I trust wholeheartedly, to the point where he became the center of our scheduling and worked hand-in-hand with me on just about everything we do. It made it so that he and I talked every day, oftentimes multiple times a day,” Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari said. “DePaul will see quickly that DeWayne is a gatherer, a listener, a consensus builder and an idea man who gathers the right people in place to execute. I can’t wait to see what happens for the athletic department at DePaul and for DeWayne personally.”
Peevy spent 12 years at Kentucky where he oversaw the men’s basketball program, and acted as the school’s liaison to the SEC. He also led the creation of the CBS Sports Classic in 2014.
Peevy received his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Montevallo. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Kentucky/University of Louisville Executive MBA program.