Long time Southeastern Conference administrator Jay Jacobs has joined the Florida athletic department as Executive Associate Athletic Director, Athletic Director Scott Stricklin announced Tuesday.
Jacobs, who spent 30-plus years in the Auburn athletic department, including the last 13 years as Athletic Director, replaces current Charlotte AD Mike Hill, who left the Gators for his new post in March. In addition to serving as a member of the senior executive staff, Jacobs' responsibilities will include oversight of the communications, marketing, ticketing and GatorVision departments.
"Florida Athletics is fortunate to have someone of Jay's caliber joining the UAA," Stricklin said. "His character, vision, experience and ability to connect with people will be tremendous assets to our department. Additionally, having served in a leadership role in the SEC, Jay understands the great privilege and responsibility we have as a member of this wonderful conference. It's exciting to have Jay joining the Gators."