For the the third time in less than a year, FAMU has a new athletic director. Former Oklahoma offensive lineman Milton Overton Jr. has been named the new FAMU AD, according to Tallahassee.com.
Milton Overton Jr, 42, is #FAMU‘s new athletic director: http://t.co/OfV39P71y2 @HBCUGameday @RealHBCUSports @HBCUBuzz
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//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Overton, 42, is the permanent replacement for Kellen Winslow Sr., who resigned last December. Interim AD Nelson Townsend shortly after choosing Alex Wood as the program’s new football coach.
A MEAC baseball championship notwithstanding, several FAMU programs have struggled on and off the court in recent years. Both the football and men’s basketball programs were ineligible for the postseason last year and will be ineligible in 2015. The two programs won a combined for just three wins in 2014-15.
“Education is always something I’ve always been a part of. It’s part of my core value system. It’s who I am. When I look at Dr. Mangum and her vision, it excites me,” Milton told Tallahassee.com. “I’ve spent the good majority of my career with a whole lot of resources. You want to build a legacy. You want to do something significant and make more of an impact in the minds of student athletes.”
Milton has spent the last six years at Alabama, serving as an assistant AD there. He spent seven years at Texas A&M.
“He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, best practices, and a business acumen that will forge a new tomorrow for FAMU. I am impressed with his professional narrative and the type of role model that he can be to student-athletes and the FAMU community.”
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