Rattlers > FAMU Names Overton AD

| June 23, 2015

Florida AM

TALLAHASSEE — Florida A&M University has named Milton Overton as the school’s new athletic director.

Overton has spent the last 6 years at the University of Alabama where he served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director.

Overton also spent seven years as an Associate Athletics Director at Texas A&M University where he oversaw six teams and information technology for the department.

Overton“Milton Overton demonstrates the level of excellence, academic leadership, and sound administrative experience needed to lead FAMU’s Department of Athletics,” said President Elmira Mangum. “He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, best practices, and a business acumen that will forge a new tomorrow for FAMU. I am impressed with his professional narrative and the type of role model that he can be to student-athletes and the FAMU community.”

Overton received his bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1995 after playing as a four year starter at offensive line on the school’s football team. He went on to earn two master’s degrees.

“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. Also, I look forward to meeting the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, Rattler fans, and the Tallahassee community to see how we can collaborate to advance the mission of FAMU through athletics. I want to thank President Mangum for the opportunity to join the FAMU family. I can promise—confidently—to deliver the kind of results necessary to live up to the rich legacy of this premier University. Go Rattlers!”

The hire comes after FAMU has seen 3 athletic directors, two of them in interim roles, since December of 2014.

Overton was also the founder and CEO of Enki System Inc. from 2000-2011, which provided software solutions for athletic, academic support programs across the country generating over $1 million in gross sales.

A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Overton has two sons—Micaiah, 14, and Lebbeus, 10.

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