One Group of Five conference is set to make history later on this week.
According to Dan Wolken of USA Today, and citing two people with knowledge of the situation, the Sun Belt Conference is set to name Keith Gill as the league’s next commissioner. An official announcement is expected at a press conference Tuesday.
When confirmed, Gill would become the first African-American ever named as the commissioner of a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conference.
The past two years, Gill, who played running back for Duke in the early nineties, has served as the executive associate commissioner of the Atlantic 10, with his primary focus being overseeing “Men’s Basketball Championship Community Relations.” Prior to that, Gill worked as the athletic director for five years each at Richmond and American University.
Gill would replace Karl Benson, who announced in August of last year that he would be stepping down as the SBC’s commissioner after a half-dozen years on the job.