Titus Queen joined Florida Atlantic University’s staff in December of 2017 as an Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Events. During his career, Queen has served as the tournament director for 14 NCAA Championship Events, Assistant Tournament Director for two NCAA Championship Events, and has overseen event and facility operations for teams in the NCAA Women’s College Cup, NCAA Women’s Volleyball Final Four, The College World Series, and the College Football Playoff New Year’s Six Bowl Series.
The Laurel, MS native came to FAU after serving as the Director of Events at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. While at IMG, Queen was responsible for oversight of all on-campus events pertaining to IMG Academy or IMG Performance as well as oversight for all on site team training operations, the IMG Junior Golf Tour, and the NFA 7v7 Football League.
Prior to IMG, Queen served as the Assistant Director of Game Operations at the University of Mississippi. At Ole Miss, Queen had oversight of in-stadium football game management, all aspects of event planning and management for football, baseball, women’s basketball, rifle, soccer and volleyball. He served as the tournament director for multiple NCAA postseason events, including the 2014 Oxford Baseball Regional, the 2013 Women’s Soccer first round and served as the Ole Miss administrator at the 2014 Lafayette Baseball Super Regionals, 2014 College World Series and the 2013 NCAA Soccer second round.
Queen first moved into facilities after working one year (2007-2008) as Florida State University’s senior groundskeeper. His move to Assistant Director of Facilities allowed him the opportunity to broaden his skills towards overall event and facility management. While with FSU, he created bids and served as Tournament Director for multiple NCAA postseason events including the 2008 Tallahassee Softball Regional, the 2011 and 2012 Volleyball first and second rounds, and the 2008 and 2009 Soccer first, second, third, and quarterfinal rounds. He also served as Assistant Tournament Director/Facility Manager for the 2011 and 2012 Tallahassee Baseball Regionals and Super Regionals, as well as the official University Administrator with team travel party for the 2009 Softball Regional. During his time with FSU Queen also assisted in the oversight of multiple renovations including those to the Seminole Soccer/Softball Complex, Tully Gymnasium, Bobby Bowden Field, and Mike Martin Field.
As the FSU senior groundskeeper, he oversaw all athletic grounds operations for baseball, including daily maintenance and major reconstruction via outside contractors while assisting with grounds operations for softball, soccer, track and football. He also managed the field preparations and maintenance for the 2008 Tallahassee NCAA Baseball Regional and Super Regional.
Queen began his athletics career with the Birmingham Barons (the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) where he served as a Stadium and Ticket Operations Intern in 2006. He was promoted in the fall of 2006 to Corporate Event Planner where he sold and oversaw corporate events to Barons’ games.
Queen obtained his B.A. in English and History in May of 2003 from the University of Mississippi and his M.A. in history from Mississippi in August of 2011. In August of 2012 he added a M.S. in Higher Education, General Administration from Florida State University. He and his wife, Robin, have two children, Connor and Mia, along with two furry kids, Crash and Nuke.