Eliminating the middleman

Well, this is an interesting move.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood is on the verge of shaking up his recruiting operations staff with the expected hiring of a business consultant who is a financial supporter of the football program, three people with knowledge of the decision told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday.

Jeff Towers, who, according to his LinkedIn profile, is an “executive with 30 years of experience leading robust marketing, communications and fundraising programs in some of the largest nonprofit organizations in America,” is expected to be appointed as the Rutgers football recruiting coordinator, the three people told NJ Advance Media on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about athletic department personnel.

Towers doesn’t appear to have any football experience but, according to LinkedIn, he is said to have managed “his own consulting agency assisting nonprofit organizations in strategic planning, board development, marketing, communications and fundraising.”

Bringing a booster in to run your recruiting operations… I mean, what could go wrong with that?

On the other hand, there are probably coaches all over the country who will react to the news by smacking their foreheads and asking themselves, “why didn’t I think of that?”.


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9 responses to “Eliminating the middleman

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    I wonder what a non-robust marketing effort looks like. Insulting binness must be tough in Jersey.


  2. Ben

    Okay, I give up. What advantage does he assume he may be getting here?


  3. Bulldog Joe

    Much simpler to funnel money through the team chaplain’s foundation.

    Tax-deductable, too.


  4. Cousin Eddie

    Someone has to have a good “outside the area” joke about this. Or maybe Rutgers football is outside the area itself.


  5. Cojones

    “…by smacking their foreheads and asking…” – that would be the coaches with short necks and sloping foreheads?