BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Scott Stricklin has done a super job in Starkville, serving the past six years as MSU athletics director. USA Today Sports is reporting that on Tuesday Stricklin will be named the Florida Gators new athletic director.
Unless something falls apart, Stricklin will replace Jeremy Foley. According to the USA Today source, Stricklin is on campus in Gainesville today finalizing the deal.
Stricklin graduated from Mississippi State in 1992, after working as a student assistant in the media relations office.
In 1993, he served as associate media relations director at Auburn. In 1998, Stricklin was named media relations director at Tulane and the Green Wave posted a perfect 12-0 season that year.
From 1999-2003, he spent four years at Baylor as Assistant AD for Communications and Marketing.
In 2004, Stricklin was the Associated AD for Media Relations at Kentucky.
He returned to Starkville in 2008 and was named the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. He was responsible for fundraising and other duties.
Stricklin was named Under Armour's Athletics Director of the Year in April 2016. Through his fundraising efforts Bulldog Athletics have first-class facilities. There's the $11.7 million Mize Pavilion at Humphrey Coliseum, the $25 million Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex and $75 million were spent on expansion and upgrades to Davis Wade Stadium.
He is the 16th director of athletics in Mississippi State history. He began his present role on May 7, 2010.