Under the steady guidance and watchful eye of Terry Driscoll, the William & Mary Athletics Department has solidified its standing as one of the nation’s preeminent broad-based programs. As Driscoll enters his 12th year as athletics director, he has overseen an unprecedented era of improvement in terms of funding and facilities while also maintaining the College’s rich history of producing well-rounded student-athletes.
Driscoll oversees a program that former William & Mary President Gene Nichol proclaimed “The nation’s gold standard” when it came to balancing academic demands with athletic success. One of the department’s stated goals each year is to finish among the top 100 in the annual Director’s Cup rankings, which has happened in all but one of the years that Driscoll has been the director.
In the last four years alone, the Tribe’s program has combined for a total of 19 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) titles. This past season, W&M claimed four CAA titles (Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Swimming and Women’s Tennis). In 2004-05, the Tribe captured five CAA championships and an Atlantic 10 Football title. As recently as 2002-03, W&M had a school-record 10 teams compete in the NCAA Tournament, with four teams winning conference titles and six that finished in the top 25 at the end of their respective seasons. Overall, no team in the CAA can claim more all-time league championships than the 88 William & Mary has earned.
More information about Terry Driscoll is available on the Tribe Athletics website.