FORT WORTH — TCU introduced Jeremiah Donati as the university’s new director of intercollegiate athletics on Monday.
Donati, 40, has been on TCU’s staff since 2011 — making him no stranger to Horned Frog athletics. But he may have some big shoes to fill when it comes to a presence on social media.
Donati’s predecessor, Chris Del Conte, was known for his presence on Twitter — frequently responding to any question (or complaint) asked by a fan on the social media platform.
The change of the guard in Fort Worth has now left many TCU fans on Twitter asking who they can go to with Del Conte now headed to Austin. Donati does not have a verified account.
Naturally, Donati was asked about the matter after his introductory press conference on Monday. After a good laugh, he shed some light on his future social media presence.
“I get asked all the time about what I’m going to do with Twitter and if my tie game be as strong as Chris. It’s to be determined but I’ll obviously address those with my communications team. I probably won’t be as avid of a tweeter as he was. I used to tease him mercilessly about that. But it’s coming.”
The golden age of Twitter and TCU athletic directors may have passed, but Donati reminded media members that t here’s only one Chris [Del Conte] and there’s only one Jeremiah Donati.”
Even then, the TCU community should expect the former Frog Club executive director to mirror the accessibility that Del Conte trademarked during his eight-year tenure.
“ I’m a person that likes people,” Donati said. “I like to be out and see folks so I won’t be hard to find. I love this community and being out in it so I’ll continue to do that.”
Donati served as the executive director of the Frog Club — TCU’s booster association — from 2011 until 2013 when he was promoted to associate athletics director and associate vice chancellor for athletic development. Donati was named TCU’s Deputy Athletic Director in 2016.
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