David Hansen joined UCF as senior associate athletics director for internal operations in June 2006. Hansen's primary duties include overseeing all facility development and home event operations, while administering four Knights athletics teams and two support units.
Hansen directs the Athletics facility master planning process and serves on UCF's Master Planning Committee. Since 2006, UCF Athletics has completed building projects totaling over $63 million. The Athletics Facility Plan calls for another $20 million in construction during the next four to six years.
He also serves as the sport administrator for the Knights' football, men's basketball, baseball and women's soccer programs, and oversees equipment operations. Prior to joining the UCF staff, Hansen served as the deputy director of athletics at The University of Southern Mississippi. Hansen was the Golden Eagles' chief operating and financial officer and also directed all facility projects while overseeing the men's basketball and baseball programs.
Hansen arrived at Southern Miss in 1999 as the school's associate athletics director for internal affairs. In 2003, he was promoted to senior associate athletics director and two years later became the Golden Eagles' deputy director of athletics.
Before moving to Southern Miss, Hansen worked at the University of Louisiana at Monroe as the assistant athletics director for internal operations. He originally joined the ULM staff in 1994 as the director of facilities & football operations.
A native of Gainesville and a 1992 graduate of the University of Florida, he worked at his alma mater as assistant football equipment manager from 1992-94. In 1990, Hansen spent time as an operations/sales assistant for the Blockbuster Bowl in South Florida.
Hansen and his wife Trudy have four children, Kevin, Casey, Brian and Sean.