Michael Alford has upgrades underway with several sports
The hiring of Michael Alford is one thing I pointed to in December that would ultimately determine the success or failure of FSU to rise back to prominence.
I wrote about some of the things accomplished in his first six months on the job a couple of weeks ago, and now he has more projects underway.
It’s the effect of having a real athletic director getting things done.
The press box and suite facades in Doak are getting upgrades to showcase our history. See it all August 27!#NoleFamily | #KeepCLIMBing pic.twitter.com/Y6NCIakTgj
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) July 15, 2022
Thankful to all @SeminoleBooster who made this project and the new playing surface a reality.#PardonOurDust#OneTribe https://t.co/ZkseeSzEju
— Michael Alford (@SeminoleAlford) July 12, 2022
Come get an aerial tour of the renovations happening at JoAnne Graf Field! #OneTribe pic.twitter.com/PRgKZpbFwv
— Florida State Softball (@FSU_Softball) July 7, 2022
We will be riding in style! #OneTribe pic.twitter.com/KGmokQ7DmK
— Florida State Softball (@FSU_Softball) July 9, 2022
These projects are only a small sample of what Alford has been doing to improve FSU athletics. He has made two new hires recently that will help move the Noles into a space to compete better with other programs from a revenue standpoint.
Extremely excited to bring @JaneenLalik into the Seminole family. Her experience in media negotiations and revenue creation will set @Seminoles up for the future landscape of college athletics. #OneTribe https://t.co/7D69hOnB8K
— Michael Alford (@SeminoleAlford) July 13, 2022
Alford’s background in fundraising is already paying dividends as FSU signed their first craft beer partnership recently.
Cheers to a partnership @OysterCityBeer is the first craft beer partner of the Florida State Seminoles
: https://t.co/B7f61sY8zD#OneTribe pic.twitter.com/IS2FocV8zj
— FSU Seminoles (@Seminoles) July 13, 2022
It’ll be interesting to see how everything unfolds in the near future. Alford has faced a lot of challenges in the first six months, hiring several new coaches, along with additional people to surround him. Not to mention overseeing the football-only facility progress, among other projects. He seems to have the pulse of what needs to get done, and these upgrades and renovations look like they’re only the beginning of things to come.