Syracuse hires Drew Robinson as new director of operations

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 15, 2015 at 9:36 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Syracuse has hired Drew Robinson as its new director of football operations. It was first reported by Mike Quick of MSG Varsity on Wednesday and confirmed by an SU Athletics release late Friday afternoon.Robinson was formerly the assistant athletic director of creative services and fan experience at Rutgers and had been in that capacity for 10 months. He tweeted Wednesday afternoon that it was his last day as an employee at the university after six years there.Robinson attended Syracuse and served as a student manager of the football team from January 2005-May 2007, according to his LinkedIn profile, and graduated from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 2007. Prior to his job as assistant athletic director of creative services and fan experience, he spent the previous two years as the director of branding at RU. He also worked at MSG Varsity for two years and worked as an assistant recruiting director for Rutgers football from January 2008 to October 2009 prior to that, according to his LinkedIn profile.His role will be assisting in the program’s finances, team travel and with the coaching staff, according to Cuse Nation. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img

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