To read the full press release, click here.Gainesville, Fla. - Scott Stricklin has been named Athletic Director at the University of Florida, UF President Dr. Kent Fuchs announced on Tuesday.Stricklin brings 28-plus years of experience in intercollegiate athletics to Gainesville, including the past six as athletic director at his alma mater, Mississippi State University. He will succeed Jeremy Foley, who has been Floridas athletic director for the past 25 years. Stricklin, who will be the Gators 14th athletic director, begins at UF on Nov. 1. Foley will continue on the job until that date.Im really excited about this opportunity at Florida, Stricklin said. Im an SEC guy. I understand the position Florida holds in college athletics. Im excited to come and be part of the department. Its a great staff here to work with. I love college towns. The opportunity to come and get invested in another community, with my family, you start balancing all that and you understand at this point in my career, this is an opportunity you just cant not do.Scott Stricklin is a strong leader with tremendous experience who shares the University of Floridas most treasured values, from the success and well-being of our student athletes to excellence across the breadth of both mens and womens sports, said Fuchs. Were confident that he will build on Jeremy Foleys legacy to take UFs program to even greater heights while leading the way in shaping the future of collegiate athletics nationally.The Jackson, Miss., native, who has spent 23-plus years in the Southeastern Conference, spearheaded over $140 million in facility improvements while leading MSU, as well as significant increases in booster club membership and donations and the highest-ever Learfield Directors Cup finish in school history. MSUs student-athletes have also excelled academically under Stricklins leadership, posting a combined 3.0 GPA in 2014-15, marking the highest in MSUs history.Scott is about the right things and running the business the right way, Foley added. I have the utmost confidence that Scott will help the Gators carry out our mission to provide a championship experience with integrity. Weve sat in the room together at AD meetings for several years now, and Ive seen firsthand that Scott brings a deep understanding and appreciation for what it takes to run a successful athletic program, particularly in the Southeastern Conference. I couldnt be more excited to have Scott serve as the next athletic director at the University of Florida.The Stricklin FilePROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:May 7, 2010-Present: Mississippi State [Athletic Director]2008-2010: Mississippi State [External Affairs]2003-2008: Kentucky [Media Relations]1999-2003: Baylor [Communications & Marketing]1998: Tulane [Media Relations]1993-1998: Auburn [Media Relations]1990-1992: Mississippi State [Media Relations (baseball)]AWARDS & LEADERSHIP:2015-16 NACDA Athletic Director of the Year Award (Football Bowl Subdivision)SEC representative on NCAA Division I Leadership Council (2013-2014). The Council identifies issues important to the future of Division I and offers its expertise in defining appropriate action items.Chair of SECs Working Group on Fan Experience (2013-present)Member of SECs Working Group on Student-Athlete Conduct (2015-present)EDUCATION: Mississippi State, 1992, Bachelors of Science in MarketingDATE OF BIRTH: May 8, 1970 in Jackson, Miss.PERSONAL: Married to former Anne Howell, the youngest daughter of Basketball Hall of Fame member Bailey Howell. The couple has two daughters, Abby and Sophie. Kenny Wiggins Jersey . Meanwhile, there were huge victories for Sunderland and West Ham over fellow relegation rivals, leaving the battle to avoid the drop up for grabs with the bottom 11 teams separated by just six points. Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively. 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