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Deputy AD Michael Thompson Joins Bjork in College Station

By Adam Brown 

Sports Editor
adam.brown@hottytoddy.com

On Wednesday, former Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork made the announcement that Michael Thompson would be joining him at Texas A&M as the new Deputy Athletic Director for External Relations and Business Development. Thompson has served in the same role at Ole Miss since 2018.

Michael Thompson.
The Memphis, Tennessee native joined the Ole Miss family in 2010. According to his UM Athletics profile, Thompson helped secure an agreement with ESPN in 2018 to air each episode of “The Season: Ole Miss Football” on the ESPN platform – the first-ever agreement to air a school-produced episodic show on the ESPN platform.
 
In College Station, Texas, Thompson will provide oversight and leadership of Texas A&M Athletics interests through unified efforts designed to maximize revenue potential, expand the brand both nationally and globally and further enhance opportunities for engagement.  
 
In a press release sent out by Texas A&M, Bjork discussed his enthusiasm for Thompson. 
 
“Michael has developed a trend-setting portfolio of work during his time in the private sector and at Ole Miss and is viewed as one of the very best thought leaders in college athletics,” he said.
 
“His open mind and creativity to explore new external relations strategies led to record-breaking engagement in Oxford and I am thrilled that we could recruit him to join our leadership team here at Texas A&M. We already have tremendous content and fan engagement platforms in place and with Michael’s vision, we can go from very good to great.  We are extremely excited to welcome Michael and his family to Aggieland!”

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