Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida A&M has named Milton Overton as the new director of intercollegiate athletics, the school announced.
Overton comes to FAMU after six years at Alabama, where he served as the senior associate athletics director heading up the department’s technology efforts, and seven years at Texas A&M , where he served as an associate athletics director overseeing six sports teams and information technology.
FAMU launched a national search to fill the position after the resignation of Kellen Winslow and death of Nelson Townsend.
Overton will oversee a program that features five teams currently on academic probation after sustaining Academic Progress Rate sanctions by the NCAA.
“Florida A&M University’s passion for excellence in academics and athletics clearly align with my personal mission to inspire young leaders to make a difference in our nation and around the globe. I believe that a first-class education combined with a great student-athlete experience helps mold champions in the classroom, in life, and on the field.” Overton said. “FAMU has a great group of student-athletes, coaches, and staff in place, and I am eager to get to work.”