John Cunningham
John  Cunningham

Deputy Athletics Director for Administration

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John Cunningham is the Deputy Athletics Director for Administration in the University of Minnesota Department of Athletics. Cunningham joined Gopher Athletics in July of 2016. He oversees the day-to-day administrative operations of the department, a role which will include working with all 25 Gopher programs and external units, as well as sport administrator responsibilities.

Cunningham came to Minnesota from Syracuse, where he also served as the Deputy Athletics Director for Administration.

Prior to his tenure at Syracuse, Cunningham served in a variety of roles in the athletics departments at Boise State, Texas Christian (TCU) and Maryland, contributing to successes across many of the athletic programs at all three institutions.

A 2001 TCU graduate, Cunningham received a law degree from the University of Nebraska’s College of Law in 2005.

Cunningham and his wife, Caitlin, have two sons, Gus and Hank.


Gophers Ready For No. 19 Ohio State

10/18/2017 - W. Soccer

The University of Minnesota will host its annual senior night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium when they host No. 19 Ohio State University.

Rivalry Renewed: Gophers/UND Up Next

10/18/2017 - M. Ice Hockey

One of college hockey's all-time great rivalries will be renewed this weekend when the No. 8 Gopher Hockey program takes on No. 4 North Dakota.

Twin Cities Sports Panel Discussion Coming to TCF

10/18/2017 - General Release

Athletics Director Mark Coyle will be one of the featured panelists at an discussion about the Twin Cities Sports Industry.

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