JOSEPH KEARNEY

Vincent action

Sport: director of athletics
UW tenure: 1969-1976

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
‣ Hired Don James (football) and Marv Harshman (men’s basketball), two of UW’s most successful and notorious coaches
‣ Graduate of Seattle Pacific University, where he played basketball
‣ Worked as a coach and administrator at several high schools in Washington
‣ First fostered the idea of allocating prime-location seating in Husky Stadium to the donors who contributed the most
‣ Later became athletic director at Michigan State, where he hired legendary basketball coach Jud Heathcoate