Jim Garbarino has been at Florida State University since 1995 and serves as the Senior Director of Programming and Production for Seminole Productions. Jim is also an Adjunct Professor in the FSU College of Communication and Information and a Certified AVID Instructor. Jim supervises SP staff, acts as Executive Producer for all FSU Athletics programming, and supervises all Graphical Elements and Visual Effects for SP productions.
Garbarino is the most decorated staff member at Seminole Productions with over 70 national and international awards to his credit. These awards include "Top College Video Board Display" from IDEA, Platinum Best of Show Aurora Awards, Telly Awards, Communicator Awards, Videographer Awards and others. 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.
Before moving into his role as Sr. Director of Programming, Jim produced and directed over 600 TV shows for Network Broadcast. Garbarino has produced and directed contracted sports programming for Fox Sports including Seminole Gametime behind the scenes shows on football, baseball, track and field, swimming, tennis, and softball among others. Jim also produced the legendary Bobby Bowden's TV Shows from 1999-2009, Seminole Sports Magazine, The Jimbo Fisher Show, The Mike Martin Show, and many others. He also instructs digital media students as a part of the College of Communication and Information's curriculum. Garbarino also supervised and directed live events including FSU Football, Baseball, Basketball, and also ECHL Hockey and Arena Football.
A 1994 graduate of Florida State University, Garbarino earned his 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 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 earning his degree at FSU, he managed Swensen's restaurants throughout South Florida and also managed and audited for Lord and Taylor department stores. Garbarino previously became a two time State of Florida Tae Kwon Do Champion. He was awarded State Champion in sparring (fighting) and forms (fighting movements) in the Men's age 18-55 division.
Garbarino is married to the former Dianna Allemang and they have two children.