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 20th 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 five of the years that Driscoll has been the director. Additionally, W&M has ranked as the highest Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) school 10 times during his tenure, including each of the past two years.
During the last 12 years, W&M teams have combined to win a total of 51 CAA titles, as the Tribe added championships in men's cross country, women's cross country, men's basketball (regular season), men's swimming, men's tennis and women's tennis in 2014-15. Additionally, the women's gymnastics team claimed its second consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference title last year. Overall, no institution in the CAA can claim more all-time league championships than the 123 W&M has earned.