Fort Valley, GA — Anthony Holloman, Fort Valley State University vice president for advancement, will assume the additional role of interim athletics director effective immediately. Holloman succeeds Dr. Darryl Pope, who had served as AD since August, 2016.
In this role, Holloman will focus on growing financial support for athletics programs while continuing to increase operational effectiveness in the division. He will also implement additional focus on student services.
Holloman is uniquely qualified for the dual role, having served as athletics director at Tuskegee University in addition to senior advancement positions at a variety of colleges including Tuskegee, Jackson State University, Stillman College, South Carolina State University, Tennessee State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Johnson C. Smith University, and Wiley College. Holloman has a master’s degree in sports administration and previously coached teams in track, football, and basketball. Under his leadership, fundraising for the university has increased by more than sixty percent.
“Our championship mindset will drive the continued enhancement of our athletics programs,” said Paul Jones, Ph.D., president of Fort Valley State. “FVSU has proven our ability to build winning teams while exercising fiscal responsibility and efficiently developing scholar athletes. We are now taking the steps necessary to increase our income flow in order to enable more students to grow as competitors and scholars through the Wildcat athletics experience.”