Kennesaw State names Milton Overton director of athletics

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Kennesaw State names Milton Overton director of athletics

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Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon talks to his players during Saturday’s scimmage at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. (Kyle Hess, Kennesaw State Athletics)

Kennesaw State announced Tuesday that Milton Overton has been named the university’s director of athletics. 

Overton, the former director of athletics at Florida A&M University, has 25 years of collegiate athletic administration experience. 

"Milton Overton brings extensive skills and experience to our growing athletics program," Kennesaw State President Sam Olens said. "We are confident that he will provide the leadership needed to continue Kennesaw State's competitive spirit for athletics and take the Owls to greater heights in collegiate sports.”

Overton has also spent time in the athletic offices of Alabama (2009-15) and Texas A&M. 

"Kennesaw State University is uniquely positioned to reach extraordinary heights and I am proud to have an opportunity to play a role in the University's success through the Department of Athletics," Overton said. "President Olens' vision for KSU and his passion for academics and athletic excellence clearly align with my own personal mission to inspire difference-making leaders in our nation and across the globe. I believe a comprehensive world-class education, combined with a great college athletic experience, helps mold champions in life and on the field. I look forward to serving Owl Nation as we build champions together.”

Overton is only the fourth individual to hold the position at Kennesaw State. The school will formally introduce Overton at a press conference on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. 

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