Blake James got to the top of the University of Miami athletic department by starting at the bottom.
While James now rubs elbows with the movers and shakers of college sports, his path to becoming athletic director at Miami began 20 years ago as a volunteer serving hot dogs and drinks to kids at the Orange Bowl on game day.
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Including interims, the Hurricanes have employed five athletic directors since 2008
Kirby Hocutt, 2008-11
Tony Hernandez, 2011 (2 months)
Shawn Eichorst, 2011-12
Blake James, 2012-present