ATLANTA, Ga. - Morehouse College has appointed Javarro Edwards as interim athletics director. He began on July 1, 2019 and will serve during the upcoming academic year while the college conducts a nationwide search for a successor to Andre Pattillo. Pattillo recently retired after almost 40 years at the institution.
A native of Chicago, Edwards is a former two sport student-athlete who helped the Maroon Tiger football team win a share of the SIAC Championship in 1991.
He also helped lead an effort to reestablish the Morehouse baseball team in 1991 after its absence for more than 20 years. Edwards earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Morehouse in 1992.
Following his entrepreneurial aspirations, Edwards founded the JME Group, LLC, a successful Atlanta-based business specializing in specialty retail, food and beverage concessions in the aviation space. In its twelfth year, JME currently has concessions operations in multiple airports around the country. These airports include JFK in New York, Denver, Newark, Los Angeles and Kauai.
He is an active member of the College's National Alumni Association and currently serves as the President of the Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter. Edwards has served as an official corporate sponsor during major college gatherings, and has been recognized by the College, the national association and the local chapter for his dedicated service. These honors include 2016-17 Region 1 Alumnus of the Year, Top Donor for the Class of 1992 25th anniversary reunion, and 2016 Honoring Our Fathers Dr. Joseph Draper Service Award recipient. Edwards was recently inducted into the Henry Morehouse Society for his charitable commitment to the College.
Continuing his passion for youth athletics and sports, Edwards is an NCAA Division I football referee in the PAC-12 Conference.