In his role as Senior Associate Athletic Director, O.D. Vincent oversees the day-to-day operations of the Huskies' football program, as well as the tennis and rowing teams. He is also charged with leading the athletic department's external affairs, including marketing, brand development, athletic communications and corporate relationships.
In his tenure at UW, Vincent has seen the Huskies' football team emerge from a winless 2008 season, into the school's first bowl appearance since 2002. The Huskies upset Nebraska in the 2010 Holiday Bowl - signifying a long-awaited resurgence of one of the most powerful college football programs.
Vincent has represented UW in negotiations for the naming rights of Alaska Airlines Arena and the groundbreaking Pac-12 multimedia rights agreement. Additionally, Vincent designed and executed a one-of-a-kind multimedia rights agreement with IMG College.
Vincent arrived at UW in winter of 2008, after concluding a successful stint in coaching collegiate golf where he served as the head men's golf coach at Washington, UCLA and Duke.
Considered one of the finest players in University of Washington history, Vincent guided the Huskies to the 1988 Pac-10 championship -- Washington's first league crown in 25 years -- by claiming medalist honors as a sophomore. Vincent was an all-conference and All-America selection after posting a Washington single-season scoring record that included eight top-10 finishes, highlighted by two individual titles. He is the only golfer in Pac-10 history to earn medalist honors as a player and later garner the league's coach of the year award.
After graduating from Washington in 1991 with a degree in sociology, Vincent became the only American golfer to qualify for the PGA's European Tour. He earned a spot in the 1992 British Open and was among the leaders at Muirfield after shooting an opening round 67.
Born Orrin Daniel Vincent in Seattle, Wash., on July 8, 1968, he is married to the former Jana Ellis, who earned All-America honors as a swimmer at Washington and Florida. The couple resides in Issaquah with their two children -- Prada (9) and Phar (5).