January 4, 2024

SEATTLE – University of Washington Director of Athletics, Troy Dannen, announced today that Haven Fields has been hired as Deputy Athletic Director of Administration.  
"We are thrilled to welcome Haven and Seth and their families to Montlake and to the Husky Family.  
Haven's experience as a football student-athlete on the biggest of stages, and his experience as an athletics administrator in the Big Ten and in the Mid-American Conference, are tremendously valuable assets which will allow him to make an immediate impact in our department. As the leader of our external units and as the administrator of our championship football program, Haven's leadership will be very visible and impactful at Washington."
Haven Fields will serve as the day-to-day football sport administrator and oversee many external relations functions including multi-media rights, content strategy, marketing, advertising, video production, merchandise, event promotion, communications services, and public relations.
"I'm truly honored and blessed to join the University of Washington and I would like to thank Troy Dannen for this amazing opportunity," said Fields. "There's no better time to be Husky, and I'm looking forward to serving a talented group of staff, coaches and student-athletes to enhance the mission of the department.  To the alumni, supporters and letterwinners, I look forward to engaging with you as we embark on the fluid landscape in college athletics.  Let's embrace it and continue to create a trajectory for sustained success together. Go Dawgs!"
Fields joins the UW after serving as the Deputy Athletic Director at Ball State.  While there, he was the primary sport supervisor for multiple sports including football and men's basketball.  As football administrator, the football program won its first bowl game in school history.  Additionally, Fields oversaw all external operations including corporate partnerships and development.  In this capacity, he has assisted in raising more than $15 million for facility projects, student-athlete programming and scholarships.  Fields also focused on high-level revenue generation strategy and drove significant impact in ticket sales, branding, and trademarks and licensing.
Fields is a member of National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) as well as an Executive Committee member of the National Association for Athletics Directors of Development (NAADD). He was selected as member of the LEAD1 Association's Diversity Fellowship Program in 2022.
Prior to his time at Ball State, Fields worked at the University of Illinois as the Associate Athletic Director of Development.  Before making the move to Illinois, Fields held roles at the University of South Alabama and Auburn University, his alma mater.
A 2001 graduate of Auburn University, Fields earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science and later earned his master's in higher education administration/sports management.  Fields played football at Auburn and was an honorable mention to the All-SEC team as a linebacker. After college, Fields played two seasons of professional football in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and British Columbia Lions.
Fields will be joined by his wife Dr. Mya, and two sons, Haven Jr., and Hendrix.