Multiple sources tell us Bill Sutton, professor and director of the new USF Sport Management program, will be named chairman of the still-forming USF Athletic Director Search Committee.
Sutton is a triple graduate of Oklahoma State (bachelor's, masters, and doctorate), and has served at USF as the professor and founding director of the Sport & Entertainment Graduate Program in the College of Business since 2012. Prior to coming to USF, he spent eight years at C. Florida as a professor and associate department head at the Devos Sport Business Program. Prior stops in his nearly 30 year career include UMass-Amherst, Ohio State, and Robert Morris College.
Sutton also has served as a marketing consultant for the NBA during academic sabbaticals, and is currently President of Bill Sutton & Associates, a sports marketing firm with a diverse client base. He's also a member of the Tampa Bay Sports Commission Board, where fan favorite Rob Higgins currently serves as executive director.