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Chris Oliver Named Vice President for Athletics

Submitted on April 30, 2024

Georgetown College is pleased to announce that Head Football Coach Chris Oliver has been named the new Vice President for Athletics. Oliver will also remain in his role as Head Football Coach for the Tigers.

“We are confident that Coach Oliver will be a transformative force in our athletic programs here at Georgetown,” says President Rosemary Allen. “His commitment to holistic learning and understanding of the unique challenges faced by student-athletes make him an ideal fit for this role. We look forward to seeing how he will shape the future of athletics here.”

Oliver took over as Head Football Coach in December of 2021 and proved himself a coach, mentor, and leader. He has led the Tigers to a 17-5 record overall and clinched the 2023 Mid-South Conference (MSC) Championship. Oliver has also held leadership positions for the NAIA, serving as current Football Sport Chairman for the MSC and NAIA Football Rater. He also served as President of the NAIA Football Coaches Association for two years. He encourages student-athletes to give back to their community through volunteer work, fundraisers, and campus involvement.

“It's a great honor to serve Georgetown College in this role, and I'm excited for the opportunity to work with an expanded team of coaches and students,” stated Oliver. “I look forward to working together to further enhance our student-athlete experience. We are blessed with great traditions and a proud alumni network, and we want to cultivate an environment that strengthens both of those. Tiger Pride!”

Oliver received his bachelor’s degree in education from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and his master's in business administration from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on Georgetown College Athletics, visit

Kimberly Chandler ’10 has served as Interim Vice President for Athletics for the past year and will continue to work in the department. “I would like to thank everyone for all of the support and enthusiasm for GC Athletics during this transitional year. I appreciate President Allen’s confidence in me to lead athletics, and I look forward to continuing to work with Chris Oliver to support our student-athletes and coaches for an even brighter future,” says Chandler.

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