INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Now in his fifth year as the Director of Athletics at the University of Richmond, Keith Gill has been appointed to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, effective September 1.
Gill is the first administrator from the University of Richmond to serve as a member of the basketball committee. He is joined by Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett and Northwestern University’s Jim Phillips as new five-year term members of the committee.
“It’s an incredible honor to be appointed to represent the University of Richmond and the Atlantic 10 Conference as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee,” Gill said. “I’m humbled and grateful for the opportunity to work with one of the most popular and successful sporting events. I’m excited to work with the tremendous people that serve on the committee and the NCAA national office staff.”
"Keith Gill is one of the strongest administrators in the country,” stated Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “His experience, perspective and background knowledge in the sport of basketball, coupled with his extensive NCAA committee experience will be an asset to the selection committee. I congratulate Keith and know he will represent Division I men's basketball well."
Since joining the Spiders in 2012, Gill has been named the FCS Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year, elected the vice chair of the NCAA Division I Council and co-chair of the NCAA Transfer Issues Ad Hoc Working Group. He has seen unprecedented success by the Spiders, both on the field and in the classroom.
Gill is a 1994 graduate of Duke, where he was a four-year letterman in football. He joined the NCAA staff in 1995, working for four years in the membership services department, before leaving for one year to take the position of athletics director at Vanderbilt. Gill returned to the NCAA national office in 2000 as the director of membership services and then returned to campus in 2004 after being named senior associate athletics director at Oklahoma, where among his other duties he oversaw the men’s basketball program.
After three years at Oklahoma, during which he earned his master’s degree, Gill was named director of athletics and recreation at American, where in his first season, the Eagles won the Patriot League title to earn their first trip to the Division I men’s basketball tournament. American repeated the feat the following season.
Gill, Burnett and Phillips will replace Michigan State Athletics Director Mark Hollis, Northeastern Athletics Director Peter Roby and BYU Athletics Director Tom Holmoe, whose terms expire in August. The rest of the committee will consist of 2017-18 committee chair Bruce Rasmussen, the director of athletics at Creighton; Mitch Barnhart, the director of athletics at Kentucky; Janet Cone, the director of athletics at the UNC Asheville; Paul Krebs, the director of athletics at New Mexico; Bernard Muir, the director of athletics at Stanford; Jim Schaus, the director of athletics at Ohio; and Kevin White, the director of athletics at Duke.