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Dec 17, 2020

Rob Mullens’ path to one of the most prominent positions in college athletics began with humble beginnings in rural West Virginia, where his passion for sports grew on lonely baskets, dreaming of making the winning shot for the West Virginia Mountaineers. Don’t let Mullens’ upbringing and journey fool you. He has transformed himself into one of the nation’s best collegiate athletic directors. He’s the longest-tenured athletic director in the Pac 12. The Ducks came into this year as the reigning Pac-12 champs in Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball. Track and field won the triple crown of NCAA titles in 2016 and 2017, the first women’s program to do so. Oregon has had top-10 Directors Cup finishes twice in the last five years. The list goes on and on. But those accomplishments don’t come without hard work. He knew the value of hard work – he just didn’t really understand exactly what it took until he arrived in Eugene. Mullens and his family love the Ducks and bask in their success, but his meandering path to this point was not always easy. And Mullens wouldn’t have it any other way.