NEW YORK – Columbia University’s Director of Intercollegiate
Athletics and Physical Education Dr. M. Dianne Murphy has announced that Jake
Corbett has been named Assistant Director of Athletic Equipment Operations.
After spending the last 13 years in Columbia, S.C., with the
University of South Carolina, Corbett will join the Lions’ staff and will be
responsible for coordinating all athletics equipment requirements for the University’s intercollegiate sports programs and assisting the Physical Education program with its equipment needs.
Corbett began his stint with the Gamecocks as a student
equipment manager as an undergrad from 2000-03, and was elevated to graduate
assistant equipment manager from 2005-07 before being elevated to Assistant
Director of Equipment in 2007. He held that title until accepting the position
to come to Morningside Heights.
He is a 2004 graduate of South Carolina with a degree in
Sports and Entertainment Management and earned his master’s in Hotel,
Restaurant, and Tourism Management from the University in 2006.