Jim Garbarino is in his 17th year at Florida State University and serves as the Associate Director of the Seminole Productions program. Jim supervises SP staff, oversees Scoreboard Operations, ESPN Live Events, SP Produced Programming, and also serves as the supervisory producer of the Jimbo Fisher and Mike Martin television shows.
Garbarino is the most decorated producer/director on the Seminole Productions staff with over 34 national and international awards to his credit. These awards include "Top College Video Board Display" from IDEA in 2006 and 2007, Platinum Best of Show Aurora Awards, Telly Awards, Communicator Awards and Videographer Awards. Jim has numerous national and regional credits spanning everything from ABC College Football to PBS's Inside the Law. Garbarino also creates motion graphics, animations, and special visual FX for FSU's Video displays and LED Boards at Doak Campbell Stadium, the Donald L. Tucker Center, and Dick Howser Stadium.
A 1994 graduate of Florida State University, Garbarino earned his bachelor's degree in Media Production with a minor in Film. Jim graduated with honors and was also a member of the National Communications Honor Society. Garbarino is a senior member of the Information, Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA), and the Sports Video Group.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Garbarino grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to finishing his degree at FSU, he managed Swensens restaurants throughout South Florida and also managed and audited for Lord and Taylor department stores. Garbarino recently became a two time Champion in Taekwondo at the State of Florida Championships. He was awarded State Champion in sparring (fighting) and forms (fighting movements) in the Men's age 18-48 division.
Garbarino is married to the former Dianna Allemang who is also on the staff at Seminole Productions and they have two children: Nicholas and Anna.