Director of Photography, Athletics
Kent Gidley is in his 20th year as the athletics department photographer. A 1990 University of Alabama graduate, Gidley is responsible for capturing images for all 20 varsity sports.
Gidley began his career out of high school, working with Bill Miller Photography before enrolling at Alabama in 1985. Gidley became the student photographer for the UA sports information department in 1986 and in 1987 became the athletics department's head photographer.
During his Tide tenure, he has photographed numerous SEC and national championship teams and his work has been seen in many national publications. Five media guide covers featuring Gidley's photos have been judged "Best in the Nation" for their covers by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
He received the 1999 Sarah L. Healy Award from the University of Alabama Planning Board for his outstanding dedication and service in the field of publication.
Gidley is married to the former KaKa Jones of Cullman, a former UA cheerleader (1988-92). She served as head cheerleader from 1990-92. The couple have three children, Loree M'Kay , K'Ten Marie and Karis J'Myn.