FORT MYERS, Fla., - FGCU's Director of Athletics Carl McAloose has announced the resignation of Jim Herlihy, the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing/Business. Herlihy has accepted the position of Athletic Director at the University of Montevallo, a Division II institution just outside of Birmingham, Ala. Herlihy has been the business director at FGCU since July of 2006.
Herlihy came to FGCU in 2004 when he was named Sports Information Director. Since his arrival at FGCU, he has supervised marketing, promotions, media relations and broadcasting as well as assisting with athletic development as FGCU transitioned into full-time NCAA Division II status and now as it is reclassifying to Division I as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. In addition, he is the program administrator for men’s soccer, men’s golf and men’s and women’s cross country.
“Montevallo has made an outstanding decision in selecting Jim as their Athletics Director,” stated McAloose. “Jim has many strengths, but his biggest assets are his ability to wear many hats, his work ethic, and his skill of building consensus. He has been a very valuable employee for us and will be missed by the entire university. I know he will do an outstanding job for them and has a very bright future ahead of him as an athletics director.”
Herlihy joined FGCU after a two-plus year stint as the first-ever Executive Director of the 4500-seat Turner Civic Center in Southwest Florida. He also spent over a decade working in professional baseball with MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers and also with the Nashville Sounds minor league franchise.
“I have appreciated the opportunity to be a part of the FGCU community for these last three and a half years,” said Herlihy. “While I am excited for the challenges ahead, I will miss so many colleagues that I can now call friends here in Southwest Florida.”
Herlihy will remain at FGCU until February when he will begin his new position at Montevallo.