Florida SouthWestern State (FSW) Director of Athletics Carl McAloose announced the promotion of Michael Hill II to Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations and Social Media.
“Mike has done an incredible job promoting our college and our athletic programs,” said McAloose. “His talents with graphic design and social media have helped us with recruiting potential student-athletes and has added to our recruiting success.”
Hill joined the FSW athletics staff as Sports Information Director in 2015. In his time at FSW he has led all marketing, promotion and media relations efforts for all four of the Buccaneers’ intercollegiate athletic programs while also serving as the department’s in-house graphic designer.
A native of Detroit, Mich., Hill graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. During his stay at BGSU, Hill spent most of the 2005-2006 season working as a communications intern with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
Prior to joining FSW, Hill’s career includes stints at the University of Arkansas, Xavier University and FGCU. Hired as an Assistant Communications Director for the Razorbacks in 2014, he worked with multiple programs including women’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and the nationally ranked men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs. During his tenure at Xavier, Hill served as the Assistant Director of Communications and was the primary contact for the men’s soccer, women’s basketball and both men’s and women’s golf programs and served as the liaison between the University and CBS Sports College Network for the school’s official website.
Hill spent six years as the Assistant Director of Communications, Internet Services and Design at Florida Gulf Coast University. In his time at FGCU he served as the Interim Sports Information Director from November 2008 to July 2010, becoming the school’s third full-time director.
He was responsible for the development and growth of FGCU’s social media presence, as he developed the school’s first-ever Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles and completely twice redesigned FGCU’s athletic website. In his time with the Eagles, he served as the primary contact for five different sports, including men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball and softball. He was also a secondary contact for the 2012-13 men’s basketball team which won a 2013 ESPY for “Best Upset”, during their historic run in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, when the first 15-seed in tournament history made the Sweet 16 and became “Dunk City”.