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Known as a man with high integrity, a passion for placing the student-athlete first, and building first class facilities, Eric Hyman has been involved in intercollegiate athletics for over 40 years. A five-time Director of Athletics at the highest levels of competition, Hyman has built a solid reputation for being an elite leader at the eight universities and conferences where he has served.
Hired and mentored elite coaches including national coaches of the year Gary Patterson (TCU), Dawn Staley (South Carolina), Tracy Smith (ASU), and Jim Schlossnagle (TCU.)
Elevated the athletic programs at TCU, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Miami and VMI with record fund-raising and facilities upgrades.
Involved in the $485 million redevelopment of Texas A&M’s football stadium, Kyle Field. The project was the largest stadium redevelopment in college football history.
Named Athletics Director of the Year in 2003/2004 and Regional Athletics Director of the year twice in 2010/2011 by NACDA.
He has been a featured speaker at numerous conventions, including the NCAA Champions Forum, to speak on diversity issues in athletics; and the American Football Coaches’ Association, to guide aspiring assistant coaches on how to become a head coach.
Has had several Heisman Trophy finalists including the winner in 2012 while at Texas A&M.
Academic success by student-athletes has increased through APR/GPA everywhere Eric has served.
Has developed comprehensive, long-term Strategic Plans for his departments to achieve defined, attainable goals aligning fund-raising and all external efforts with the universities.
THE HYMAN FILE: Athletics Work History
2016: Auburn University, (COO, Interim)
2012-2016: Texas A&M University (AD)
2005-2012: University of South Carolina (AD)
1998-2005: TCU (AD)
1995-1998: Miami University (AD)
1990-1995: North Carolina State University (Executive Associate AD)
1984-1990: Virginia Military Institute (AD)
1982-1984: Furman University (Associate AD)
1975-1982: Furman University (Assistant Football Coach)
1973-1975: Furman University (Graduate Assistant Football Coach)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – Bachelor’s Degree in Education 1973
Furman University, Greenville, SC – Master’s Degree in Education Administration 1975