Kansas football hires Texas staffer as new director of operations

photo by: Kansas Athletics

New Kansas football director of operations Tory Teykl.

The University of Kansas football program has hired a new director of football operations from one of the premier programs in the Big 12 Conference.

On Wednesday, a Kansas Athletics spokesperson confirmed to the Journal-World that Tory Teykl had been hired as assistant athletic director for football operations. Teykl comes to KU after three full seasons in the same position at the University of Texas under UT coach Tom Herman.

Prior to that, the Texas A&M graduate and native of Rosenberg, Texas, spent eight years working at the University of Houston, four of them in football operations. She received her master’s degree in sports management from A&M in 2009.

Upon hiring her to join him in Austin after leaving Houston in December of 2016, Herman called Teykl “great in her role, totally aligned with our coaches and critical to the success of our program.”

Before getting involved with football at Houston, Teykl worked in marketing, eventually becoming Houston’s director for marketing and promotions in 2011.

According to Teykl’s LinkedIn page, her duties at UT included coordinating the program’s daily operations, summer camps and team travel plans and working as a liaison with UT’s compliance staff and academic services.

Mike Huff served as Kansas football’s director of operations in 2019, during Les Miles’ first year in charge of the program. Huff is still with KU, but he has been reassigned to a role in administration, according to the Kansas Athletics website.


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