Arizona State's Steve Patterson has been named Texas' men's athletic director, the school announced Tuesday afternoon.
Patterson will replace DeLoss Dodds, who served as the Texas men's AD for 32 years before announcing that he would stepping down last month.
After stints as an executive with the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers, Patterson took over as AD at Arizona State last year.
"Steve Patterson emerged as the perfect candidate to build on Texas' athletic success and DeLoss Dodds' legacy," UT president Bill Powers said in a statement. "Steve helped build an NBA championship team and brought the Super Bowl game to Houston. Far more important, he's run a winning program at Arizona State that places students first and is committed to their lifelong success."
West Virginia's Oliver Luck was considered to be the frontrunner before Patterson, who earned a bachelor's degree in business and law degree in business from Texas, stepped in and reportedly wowed the advisory committee that interviewed candidates for the job.
The hiring requires the approval of the UT System Board of Regents, which meets next week.