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UCF’s New AD Terry Mohajir Wows Fans with Track Record, TikTok Dances

Another plus: Mohajir is on the CFP Selection Committee

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The UCF Knights athletics program has found its new leader. And Knights fans are ecstatic.

Terry Mohajir will be replacing Danny White as UCF’s athletic director, the university confirmed Tuesday. White left his position as UCF’s AD for the same title at Tennessee and took Josh Heupel with him.

At UCF, finding the next head football coach is Mohajir’s first task, and he has already started the process, according to an email sent to UCF donors.

Mohajir hails from Arkansas State where he served as athletic director since 2012. He is known for his track record of hiring head football coaches bred for success — Brian Harsin (Auburn), Blake Anderson (Utah State) and Butch Jones (Tennessee).

UCF fans, desperate to find out who the new Knights football coach will be, seemed to approve the Mohajir hire due to his fun personality, presence on social media and position on the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Here’s what Knights fans had to say about the university’s new athletic director, Terry Mohajir:

First and foremost, Terry Mohajir = good at TikTok

Correction: *really good at TikTok

Like, he’s so good at TikTok


UCF volleyball coach Todd Dagenais approves of the hire

Arkansas State fans will miss their AD

USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken shares the same sentiment that UCF fans do: Social media is important #ForTheBrand

Mohajir was selected in 2019 to serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee

The Athletic’s Chris Vannini says Mohajir is a ‘big-time hire’ for UCF

An Arkansas reporter says Mohajir is a fun addition on the sidelines

Push-ups after every TD? That’s one way to rock the Bounce House

Moving on up...

Another Danny White comparison

In case you forgot already, Mohajir + TikTok = LFG

Daniella Medina is a contributing writer for Black & Gold Banneret. Follow her on Twitter @danimedinanews.