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The Daily Nole — Dec. 10, 2021: Alford Named FSU’s Director of Athletics

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Lead Story

It wasn’t what many saw coming, but Florida State has its new vice president and director of athletics.

That title belongs to Michael Alford, who previously served as CEO of Seminole Boosters. Alford succeeds David Coburn, who will be retiring on Jan. 3.

Prior to joining Seminole Boosters, Alford served as director of athletics at Central Michigan. According to a release, Alford is “credited with leading Central Michigan during the most successful fundraising period in its athletics history. Notably, Alford hired eight coaches at Central Michigan, four of whom went on to win conference coach of the year honors in their first two seasons.”

Alford previously worked at Oklahoma, Cincinnati, USC, Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, ESPN and with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals. He’ll oversee an athletic department with 20 varsity sports and a budget of $106 million.

Between the Lines

There were no FSU athletic events scheduled for Thursday.

On the Agenda

There are no FSU athletic events scheduled for Friday.

News and Notes

In addition to being named a first-team All-American by ESPN and CBS Sports, FSU defensive end Jermaine Johnson II has been named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation and a second-team All-American by The Athletic.

Helpful Links

Noles247: Updated: Projected Scholarship Distribution (Dec. 9)
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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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