Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Chicago-based DHR Global recently assisted Florida State University in the recruitment of Michael Alford as its next vice president and director of athletics. Mr. Alford has served as president and CEO of Seminole Boosters Inc. since 2020. He succeeds David Coburn, who is retiring. DHR’s managing partner and global sports practice leader Glenn Sugiyama partnered with the school on the search.
“Michael Alford brings with him a vast background and wide array of experiences as an athletic administrator,” said Mr. Sugiyama. “He has over 25 years of experience throughout his