Weiberg takes the reins as Oklahoma State athletic director
Press conference transcript
– After spending the past four years as Assistant Athletic Director at Oklahoma State, Chad Weiberg officially took on the role of athletic director today.
He replaces Mike Holder, who, after 16 years at the helm of OSU Athletics, becomes Sporting Director Emeritus.
As OSU’s deputy sports director, Weiberg was the COO, second-in-command and responsible for the day-to-day operations of the sports department. He served as Holder’s administrative liaison for football and men’s basketball and was responsible for football programming.
During his tenure as Assistant AD, he played an important role in OSU Athletics’ successful navigation through the COVID pandemic. Notably, he developed a partnership with the Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center that helped produce the planning and resources to keep Cowboy and Cowgirl student-athletes healthy, safe, and ready for the competition.
Weiberg has played a key role in several important initiatives that have benefited both student-athletes and fans. Just over a year after Weiberg’s arrival, OSU added a post of Director of Counseling and Sports Psychology within the Sports Department to better serve the mental health of student-athletes. In 2020, Weiberg was instrumental in launching – and continues to be a member of – the Oklahoma State Athletics Council for Diversity and Inclusion.
He also played a key role in improving the OSU gaming experience. Highlights include the addition of one of the largest video panels at a college football stadium and the addition of alcohol sales on OSU sports venues.
Weiberg graduated in 1994 from Oklahoma State University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and received a master’s degree in business administration from OSU in 2002. After graduating from an undergraduate degree, he served as director of corporate sales and donor relations for OSU Athletics. until 1999. He was Senior Director of Field Operations for the OSU Alumni Association from 1999 to 2002 before becoming Director of Foundation / College of Business Administration Development at OSU from 2002 to 2003. He held a similar position for OSU Athletics from 2003 to 2004 before moving to the state of Kansas.
At K-State, Weiberg served the KSU Foundation as Director of Corporate Relations for a year before becoming Director of Major Gifts for K-State Athletics in 2005. Weiberg took on the lead role for K’s Ahearn Fund. -State Athletics in 2009 and, for his team’s efforts, was recognized as the National Fundraiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors in 2014. Weiberg was the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development when he left K-State in 2015 to become assistant director of athletics in Texas. Tech University, a role he held for two years before returning to his alma mater in 2017.
College athletics have played an important role in Weiberg’s life from an early age. His father, Mick, and brother, Brett, were both head coaches of college basketball and his brother, Jared, played basketball at OSU under Eddie Sutton for a year before becoming director of team. Weiberg’s uncle, Kevin, was Commissioner of the Big 12.
Weiberg and his wife Jodi have two children, Ella and Grant.