Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley will be one of five people inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2016 class this fall.
Foley has served as AD since 1992 and has worked for the Gators since an internship in 1976. He is set to retire on Oct. 1.
“This has to be the dream class for the Tampa Bay area and for the state of Florida,” said Florida Sports Hall of Fame President Barry Smith in a release. “Has there ever been a group that has accomplished so much in their athletic endeavors and yet succeeded in so many ways outside of that? It would be hard to imagine.”
Foley is the only Division I athletic director to run a program that has won multiple national titles in football and men’s basketball. He will be inducted alongside Johnny Damon (baseball), Phil Esposito (hockey), Jon Gruden (football coach) and Allison Jolly (sailing).
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame is in its 56th year and has inducted 243 members. This year’s class will be inducted on Nov. 15 at the TPepins Hospitality Center in Tampa.