Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator Jocelyn Gates is NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) Nike Administrator of the Year, chosen by Women Leaders in College Sports, described as “the premier leadership organization that develops, connects, and advances women working in college sports and beyond." The award recognizes significant contributions made by senior-level administrators of intercollegiate athletics.

“It is truly a great honor to be recognized by such a tremendous organization,” said Gates. “So many of my role models in collegiate athletics are part of Women Leaders in College Sports and I can’t thank them enough for their guidance and support.

"But I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the amazing student-athletes that we work with," she added. "I’m thankful to do this meaningful work each and every day.”

A member of the Boston College Athletics staff since July of 2017, Gates has administrative responsibilities for such areas as human resources, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, compliance, and student-athlete development. She also serves as the departmental Title IX liaison, and oversees the women’s basketball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf programs.

Prior to joining BC, Gates was senior associate athletics director/senior woman administrator at the University of South Florida and held positions at Duke University including special assistant to the vice president/director of athletics. She also served as the diversity and inclusion post-graduate intern at the NCAA national headquarters in Indianapolis.

The Wilmington, Del., native is a graduate of Howard University, where she lettered four seasons as a member of the women’s soccer program, and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. She also has a master’s degree in kinesiology-sport psychology from Georgia Southern University. Gates was formally honored at the Women Leaders X virtual convention October 11 and 12.

BC Athletics | October 2020