Following a comprehensive national search led by Turnkey Managing Director Gene DeFilippo, UNC Charlotte announced that Mike Hill has been selected to become the next Director of Athletics.
Hill is currently the Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at the University of Florida, and has been with the university since 1993. He will assume his duties with UNC Charlotte on March 15, and will be introduced at public news conference on March 6.
Chancellor Philip L. Dubois said, “Mike has a deep background in a highly successful athletic program from a ‘Power Five’ conference, so he has played lead roles in hiring and working with highly successful head coaches, negotiating multi-million dollar media agreements and facilities naming rights, and being on point in external relations for the Gators. But we were equally impressed by his sports administration experience and his dedication to the welfare and personal development of student-athletes,”
Hill received praise and congratulations from many current and former University of Florida colleagues. Current Florida Athletics Director Scott Stricklin said, “Mike is an experienced and talented competitor who consistently exhibits vision, compassion and integrity. For years, the Gators have benefited from his skills, and while we will miss having him in Gainesville, I am so happy to see Mike get this long-overdue opportunity to lead an athletic department. He is going to do an outstanding job for Charlotte.”
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