Gosier named AD at Fort Valley State
January 23, 2009
Wilson Gosier, a long time member of the athletics community and a graduate of Fort Valley State has been named director of athletics at FVSU. He will assume the duties of the office immediately.
“First, I want to thank Mr. Sean Stanley for the outstanding job he did as interim director of athletics,” stated Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Terrance Smith. “His efforts kept the department running smoothly and I’m sure that the transition period for the new director will be just as efficient."
Gosier has had a diverse professional career in the athletics arena. I feel confident that his transferable skills will provide great leadership to our athletics department as the athletic director at his alma mater. He has established a great networking base that will assist with our fundraising efforts and to ensure effective and efficient operations of our athletics program.”
As an administrator, Gosier brings over 30 years of experience to the position and recently served as director of football operations. “I am very grateful about the opportunity to return to my alma mater and help it advance. Fort Valley State has a long and outstanding history in field of athletics and I am very eager to serve the institution in my new capacity as director of athletics.”
A former Wildcat student-athlete who lettered in three sports during the 1960s, Gosier brings an awareness the responsibilities a student athlete must assume while playing intercollegiate sports. He is also one of several former Fort Valley State coaches and student-athletes who have been enshrined into the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Hall of Fame. Gosier is also a retired game official in basketball and football on the collegiate and professional levels.
This will be Gosier’s second stint at Fort Valley State. He previously served as associate dean of sudents in the 1970s. Gosier still stays active. He is an avid golfer and has been featured in several golfing publications for his efforts in expanding knowledge of the game to those who are interested in taking up the sport.