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?”.