Alcorn alumnus Jason Cable named director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Alabama State University

A seasoned leader who began his journey at Alcorn State University will lead athletics at another SWAC school into the future.

Jason Cable ’03, ’04 was named director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Alabama State University (ASU) Monday, Aug. 16. Cable recently served as the senior associate commissioner for administration with the SWAC Headquarters in Alabama. Cable also served as associate athletics director for Compliance at Alcorn.

Cable is excited about landing his dream position. He expressed his love for athletics and how its lessons could prepare one for life.

“I am elated and excited to lead an athletic department at the flagship HBCU in the state of Alabama,” said Cable. “Athletics prepares you for the challenges of life. Athletics builds character. My passion for athletics is synonymous with my passion for life.”

Being an athletic director has been one of Cable’s goals for years. He’s thankful to join the leadership team at ASU, and he looks forward to being an asset to the school.

“It has been a life-long dream of mine to lead an athletic program like ASU. Alabama State presents great institutional leadership. I appreciate President Dr. Quinton Ross Jr. and his cabinet for giving me this phenomenal opportunity to lead an already successful program to the next level.”

Establishing a championship atmosphere is Cable’s goal as athletics director.

“I want to uphold the winning tradition and rich history that ASU has established and continue to build champions for life in all that we do.”

Developing student-athletes that dominate in their sports, academics, and future careers is Cable’s goal. He believes that his purpose is fostering the athletic and academic talents of student-athletes.

“The mission is embedded in my experience as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator. I have always contended that great athletic programs are student-athlete-focused, coach-driven, and administratively assisted. I desire to create a student-athlete experience that prepares them for the next 40 years of their lives. This experience encompasses the holistic development of each student-athlete at the highest level possible.”

Cable’s experience at Alcorn as a student and professional paved the way for his many career accomplishments. He applauds the University for equipping him for excellence.

“The life-long mentors and experiences that I gained while at Alcorn provided me with the tools to be successful throughout my career.”