COLLEGE STATION-- Eric Hyman, Director of Athletics at Texas A&M University, announced today the hiring of Samantha K. Huge as Senior Associate Director of athletics/Senior Woman Administrator. Huge (pronounced HU-gee) will serve as an integral member of the Athletics Department’s management team, overseeing the department’s policy development and implementation, supervising a variety of men’s and women’s sports programs, and providing leadership and support for the department’s gender equity and diversity initiatives, among many additional responsibilities.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Samantha Huge to Texas A&M,” stated Hyman. “Samantha brings a wealth of expertise to the Athletics Department, including a legal background. We look forward to her leadership among our staff and student-athletes. As a former collegiate women’s basketball student-athlete, Samantha understands the unique challenges facing those individuals who successfully pursue a high level of athletics success along with the ultimate goal of graduating from college.”
Huge comes to College Station after five years at the University of Delaware where she served in a variety of roles, most recently as the Deputy Director of Athletics and Recreation Services, and Special Assistant to the President. During her tenure at Delaware, in addition to the oversight of several sport programs, Huge was responsible for the day-to-day business and administrative operations of the department, including external operations, fiscal management, capital projects, personnel and human resources, and NCAA compliance. She held an appointment in the Office of the President of the University where she served as Special Assistant, providing counsel and assistance in a variety of areas related to athletics. Huge also served as Interim Director Athletics in 2012.
Prior to her tenure at Delaware, Huge held positions at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance.
Huge began her career in collegiate athletics as the Compliance and Internal Affairs Assistant at the Southern Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, before moving to Assistant Compliance Coordinator at the University of Illinois and Compliance Coordinator at Michigan State University.
Huge received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, where she participated on the women’s basketball team. She obtained her law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
Huge has participated on numerous national committees, including the NCAA Women’s Basketball Issues Committee in which she serves as Chair of the Marketing Subcommittee. She has held appointments on the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance, acting as Chair of the Subcommittee on Data Collection and Reporting; and has served a term on the NCAA Amateurism Clearinghouse Advisory Group. Additionally, Huge has been an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), graduating from the NACWAA Executive Institute in 2013 and participating as a presenter at the national convention in 2013.
Huge will begin her appointment at Texas A&M University on May 26, 2014.