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 19th year as athletics director, he has overseen an unprecedented era of improvement in terms of funding and facilities while also maintaining the university’s rich history of producing well-rounded student-athletes.
Driscoll oversees a program that is committed 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 four of the years that Driscoll has been the director. Additionally, W&M has ranked as the highest Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) school nine times during his tenure, including last year.
In the last 11 years, the Tribe’s program has combined for a total of 45 CAA titles, as the Tribe added championships in men’s cross country, women’s cross country and baseball (regular season) in 2013-14. Additionally, both the men’s and women’s gymnastics teams claimed Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference titles last year. In 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 institution in the CAA can claim more all-time league championships than the 117 William & Mary has earned.