John Cunningham
John  Cunningham

Position:
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.

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