(updated August 2018)
Jennifer Santiago was named Director of Operations for the men’s and women’s golf teams in 2014. Prior to working with the golf teams, she was the Director of Operations for the men’s and women’s track and field teams at Florida State.
Santiago has been a member of the athletics staff at Florida State since 2007 when she joined the Athletic Academic Support Unit. She was Associate Director of the Academic Support Unit and became the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance in 2009. She served the department in that capacity until 2012 when she began working with the National Championship Track and Field teams.
Santiago previously worked as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development at Georgia State University, as well as spending four years as a high school English and history teacher before coming to Florida State.
An author, Santiago has three published novels.
A native of Sarasota, Fla., Santiago earned her undergraduate degree in English from Villanova University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2001, she married Matt Balog. The couple has four children: Tauara, 35, Alexander, 15, Nicolas, 13 and nine-year old Lucas.