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Scarlet Knights Football Operations
Director of Football Operations

Will Gilkison enters his fourth season as Director of Football Operations. Gilkison spent the previous year serving as the Director of External Operations and prior to that stint was a member of the Rutgers football staff for three seasons.

Gilkison’s duties include the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the football program, along with logistical and budgetary responsibilities. He also manages team travel, organizes preseason camp and serves as the team’s liaison to other athletic department offices and university branches.

A four-year letterwinner at linebacker with the Scarlet Knights, Gilkison captained the 2005 Insight Bowl team and was the recipient of the Paul Robeson Award, presented annually to the individual whose performance, leadership, and dedication on and off the field during his career has had the greatest impact on Rutgers Football.

Gilkison became a member of the staff in 2006 as a student assistant. He was responsible for helping prepare and implement weekly practice schedules. Gilkison also worked as a strength and conditioning assistant during this time, creating and facilitating off-season training programs while instructing players in skill development.

In 2008, Gilkison joined the player development staff, serving as a mentor for first and second year players. He oversaw the transition of these individuals into the college environment, assisting them with basic life skills, time management, goal setting and prioritizing.

A 2007 graduate, Gilkison earned a B.A. in History and completed his graduate degree in elementary and special education in 2008. He and his wife Katie currently reside in Union Beach, N.J. The couple has two children, a two year old daughter, Margaret and a one year old son William.

Assistant Director of Football Operations
Tim Whelihan begins his fourth season as Assistant Director of Operations after joining the Rutgers football staff in 2005 as a student intern.

Whelihan was hired to the staff as an operations assistant in June of 2007. His duties included assisting with team meals, travel, facilities, bowl game and recruiting operations.

In his new post, Whelihan will oversee all administrative duties relating to the internal operations of the Rutgers football program. He is the player liaison to parking, housing and dining services.

Whelihan is a 2007 graduate of Rutgers with a degree in History. Prior to Rutgers, Whelihan attended Eastern High School and was a member of the football team.

A native of Voorhees, N.J., Whelihan currently resides in New Brunswick.

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