USC Athletics Director Eric Hyman has been selected as the Southeast Region Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year , the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced Monday.
The Southeast Region consists of 12 states: Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, along with the District of Columbia.
There are four geographic regions - northeast, southeast, central and west; while the membership is separated into seven categories - Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A); Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA); Division I (formerly Division I-AAA); Division II; Division III; NAIA; and Junior/Community Colleges. One winner was selected in each of the seven categories, for a total of 28 honorees. Winners will receive their awards during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 18, at NACDA's 46th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Hyman is joined by Western Michigan’s Kathy Beauregard (Central), Temple’s Bill Bradshaw (Northeast) and Utah’s Chris Hill (West) as the four Football Bowl Subdivision regional winners.
NACDA Executive Director Mike Cleary said the award highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to campuses and their surrounding communities.
"Our Honors and Awards Committee recognized a need for an award such as the AD of the Year," said Cleary, who oversaw implementation of the program to allow all NACDA officers and honors and awards committee members to participate in the awards process, should they be elected. "The program brings to light the outstanding jobs done by athletics directors across the country. These 28 winners exemplify that, providing us with a group of exemplary athletics directors who excel at their jobs."
-From staff reports