Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain named to staff job

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FLORIDA — Florida Gators coach Jim MacElwaine announced today that he has been named to the staff job at his alma mater, Florida.

MacElwael will serve as the associate athletic director for student-athlete development and the associate athletics director for athletics, and will also serve as a senior advisor to the university.

The decision was announced today by Florida president Donna Shalala and Florida athletics director Steve Patterson.

The new job is a part-time position that will be an interim position until the university can fill the position.

In a statement, Patterson said, “Jim is a dynamic and dynamic person who brings deep understanding of the student- and athlete-athletes on our campus and is committed to developing a successful relationship with the university and its fans.

We are very fortunate to have him on our staff and we are looking forward to working with him as we continue to develop our program and our program will benefit from him being part of our staff.”

McElwane was hired as Florida’s ninth head coach in 20 years, following former Florida head coach Will Muschamp who was hired in March.

Florida has been a favorite for the SEC West title since the 2016 season, and won the Big 12 Championship in 2017.

Florida won its second straight national championship in 2017, and is currently No. 2 in the Associated Press College Football Playoff rankings.

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