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Scarlet Knights Football Operations
Director of Football Operations

Will Gilkison enters his fifth 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 have three children, Margaret, William and Grace.

Brett Arnold
Director of Internal Operations

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Elaine Anderson

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