Jim McGhee, a member of the UofL athletic staff since 1977, is in his 18th year as Assistant Athletic Director for Varsity Sports and Student Life.
McGhee assists with the operation of nearly all UofL varsity sports programs (all except football and men's basketball) and has a number of additional duties. He operated the NCAA National Youth Sports Program, a summer program for at-risk boys and girls, for the athletic department for 20 years.
McGhee joined the UofL athletic department in 1977 as assistant athletic trainer and football equipment manager. After nine years in that role, he became UofL's equipment and facilities manager in 1986, a position he held until his most recent appointment.
McGhee worked four years as assistant athletic trainer at Harvard University (1973-77) and a pair of two year stints as head athletic trainer and equipment manager at Texas Southern University (1971-73) and Mississippi Valley State University (1969-71).
McGhee earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and science at Mississippi Valley State in 1969; and a master's degree in human movement and physical education at Boston University in 1975.
He and his wife, the former Linda Bell, have one daughter: Veronica.