March 19th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The Sun Belt Conference announced on Tuesday that Keith Gill has been named the league’s sixth commissioner. “On behalf of the Sun Belt Conference’s presidents and chancellors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Gill as the next commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference,” said Georgia State and Sun Belt President Dr. Mark P. Becker. With his appointment, Gill will become the first African-American commissioner of a NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision conference. Gill replaces outgoing commissioner Karl Benson, who announced his decision to stepdown as commissioner this past August. Benson, the only individual to be a commissioner of three I-A/FBS conferences, will begin to transition out of his role as it was mutually agreed that Gill’s start date will be May 1. Read More.

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