GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is expected to hire Mississippi State’s Scott Stricklin as its new athletics director.
Stricklin will be announced by UF at a press conference Tuesday, first reported by Dan Wolken of USA Today. Sources told SEC Country that Gators coach Jim McElwain has met with Stricklin, who is on UF campus Monday finalizing the deal, according to Wolken.
Stricklin, 45, became Mississippi State’s AD in 2010 and has worked in the program’s athletics department since 2008. He has generated more than $130 million in facility upgrades and has a strong reputation as a fundraiser.
Stricklin previously served as Associate AD for Media Relations at Auburn and Kentucky along with stints at Baylor and Tulane.
Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley is scheduled to retire on Oct. 1.