2017-07-13 / Top News

Veteran media marketer promoted to assistant AD at FSW

Hill Hill Michael Hill II has been promoted to assistant athletics director for media relations and social media at Florida SouthWestern State.

“Mike has done an incredible job promoting our college and our athletic programs,” said Athletic Director Carl McAloose. “His talents with graphic design and social media have helped us with recruiting potential student-athletes and have added to our recruiting success.”

Mr. Hill joined the FSW athletics staff as sports information director in 2015. In his time at FSW he has led all marketing, promotion and media relations efforts for all four of the Buccaneers’ intercollegiate athletic programs while also serving as the department’s in-house graphic designer.

A native of Detroit, Mich., Mr. Hill graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. During his stay at BGSU, Mr. Hill spent most of the 2005-2006 season working as a communications intern with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

Prior to joining FSW, Mr. Hill’s career includes stints at the University of Arkansas, Xavier University and FGCU.

Mr. Hill spent six years as the assistant director of communications, internet services and design at Florida Gulf Coast University. In his time at FGCU he served as the interim sports information director from November 2008 to July 2010, becoming the school’s third full-time director.

He served as the primary contact for five different sports, including men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball and softball. He was also a secondary contact for the 2012- 13 men’s basketball team which won a 2013 ESPY for “Best Upset” during the team’s historic run in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, when the first 15-seed in tournament history made the Sweet 16 and became “Dunk City.” ¦

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