Alex Ricker-Gilbert

Higher Education/College Athletics

About Me

Alex Ricker-Gilbert is a highly successful and knowledgeable sports administrator from Tolland, Connecticut. His intense dedication to supporting student-athletes has allowed them to achieve tremendous success in both they are on the court performances and academic excellence. In 2014, after spending three years in Virginia's Old Dominion state, he moved to Duval County, Florida. He began his role as Senior Vice President and Director of Athletics at Jacksonville University. This private university, located on the northeast side of Jacksonville, stands on a 240-acre riverfront campus and offers more than 100 majors and minors for students. Jacksonville's athletic teams are known as "The Dolphins" and compete within the NCAA alongside schools affiliated with the ASUN Conference and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

As senior vice president & athletics director at Jacksonville University, Ricker-Gilbert assumes responsibility for providing guidance and management for his department when required. He was promoted to this position after his tenure as Senior Associate Athletic Director of the university. As Senior Associate Athletic Director, he monitored Hall of Fame recognition programs, booster engagement initiatives, and enterprise risk oversight protocols across all divisions, such as compliance and student-athlete services units - all while reporting to the Chief Athletics Officer in his absence. His achievements have been acknowledged by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, which rewarded him with the Athletics Director of the Year Award for USA universities in 2020 - serving as a testament to his adequate administrative prowess.

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May 11, 2023

The Psychology of Winning – Mindset in Athletics

Winners create a positive lifestyle that benefits themselves and those around them. They learn that they can achieve whatever they want with effort, patience, and a winning mindset. Elite athletes curate this mindset for optimal performance, but anyone can use the same mental skills to improve their game. The following are some of the key […]

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April 20, 2023

The Benefits of Participating in Athletics for Youth

The benefits of participating in athletics for youth go beyond the physical. It can also positively impact a child’s mental, emotional, and social development. Participating in sports allows kids to develop social skills such as teamwork and leadership. These skills can help them become responsible citizens who respect others and their community. Strengthens Muscles and […]

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