University of Arkansas Director of Athletics Jeff Long has been named an Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
Long is one of four honorees from the Football Bowl Subdivision and will be formally recognized during NACDA’s 48th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, June 15. This is the second straight year Long has been honored for his work at the University of Arkansas. In 2012, Long was a finalist for the SportsBusiness Journal Athletic Director of the Year.
“Once again, Jeff Long has been recognized as one of the premiere leaders in intercollegiate athletics,” Chancellor G. David Gearhart said. “In his time at Arkansas, Jeff has transformed Razorback Athletics into a nationally respected holistic program committed to developing student-athletes to their fullest potential. With his leadership, our athletic program continues to set new standards of success on the fields of competition and in the classroom.”
Long guided the program to a record breaking fundraising year and helped prepare the program for the future by launching the first four projects of the Athletic Facilities Master Plan. In 2012, Arkansas broke ground on a $40 million football center, while also getting approval for a Student-Athlete Success Academic and Dining facility, a new basketball practice facility and a baseball and indoor track training facility.