Tennessee senior associate athletic director Jon Gilbert is on the move.
According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Low, Gilbert will be the new athletic director at Southern Miss. He was considered Dave Hart’s “No. 2 man” while working for the retiring Vols athletic director.
Jon Gilbert will be Southern Miss' new AD. Gilbert was previously executive senior associate AD at Tennessee and Dave Hart's No. 2 man.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) January 24, 2017
Presumably, this move would eliminate any thought on Gilbert assuming Hart’s role at Tennessee as the Vols search for their next athletic director.
Prior to his stop at Tennessee, which began in 2011, Gilbert worked in the Alabama athletic department for 16 years.