Samantha K. Huge was appointed as the new director of athletics effective May 1, 2017.
Huge, most recently the senior associate director of athletics at Texas A&M University, has 17 years of Division I athletics administration experience. She is the first woman to hold the position at William & Mary since the job was combined in the 1980s to cover both men's and women's sports. Huge will succeed Director of Athletics Terry Driscoll, who is retiring after 21 years.
"William & Mary has a powerful tradition of athletic success and of doing varsity athletics right," said President Taylor Reveley. "Tribe Athletics requires a leader of great integrity and commitment to having athletes who thrive in classrooms and labs as well as on their teams. Samantha has the values, experience and determination to take W&M athletics to even greater heights, as we seek to provide a championship experience for every Tribe athlete and fan. We are delighted to welcome her to our community even as we are sad to see her splendid predecessor, Terry Driscoll, ride into the sunset."
At William & Mary, Huge will be a member of the president's senior leadership cabinet and will be responsible for more than 120 Tribe Athletics staff members and coaches. As the director of athletics, Huge will manage the organization's $24 million budget, serve as its primary fundraiser and oversee the continued implementation of the department's strategic plan, announced in April 2015, which includes providing "a championship experience for every student-athlete and every fan."
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 entered his 21st year as athletics director, he had 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. More about Terry Driscoll.