Jeremy N. Foley (born December 1, 1952 in Washington, D.C., USA) is the athletic director for the Florida Gators athletic program at the University of Florida. He has served in this role since 1992, and has been responsible for some of Florida's most notable hires since, including Urban Meyer as head football coach in 2004 and Billy Donovan as men's basketball coach in 1996. The sports program has finished as the top-ranked overall program in the Southeastern Conference in all but one year under his tenure. The 2005-06 ranking was 2nd overall, behind Georgia. On June 22, 2007, Foley agreed to a 11-year deal worth up to $1.2 Million annually with bonuses, making him the highest paid athletic director in the country and keeping him in Gainesville until retirement age. "Jeremy's contract is what you would expect for the best athletic director in the nation," Florida President Bernie Machen said.