Jamil Northcutt

by Edward Cates
Jamil Northcutt
Vice President, Player Engagement
Major League Soccer (MLS)

Jamil Northcutt is Vice President of Player Engagement for Major League Soccer (MLS).

In this role, Northcutt is responsible for spearheading and executing the strategy for development and engagement during the player lifecycle. From rookie development to ongoing player trainings, career transition services, and retired player support, Northcutt’s team oversees developing the best practices and strategy for assisting players in adjusting to life on the field, while challenging them to prepare for their career after retirement.

Prior to joining MLS, Northcutt held numerous roles in professional and collegiate athletics, including roles at the NCAA, National Football League, Cleveland Browns, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Kansas City Chiefs, and Southeastern Conference.

Northcutt played football at Ole Miss, where he earned the Chucky Mullins Courage Award, helped the Rebels to four bowl games and was selected to the 2003 AFCA and SEC Good Works teams.

Northcutt has three degrees from Ole Miss – his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, his Master’s in higher Education and Administration, and his doctorate in higher education. Northcutt also completed an executive education certification program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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