Hoyt named Athletic Director

Skylar Blankenship
Sports Editor

As the new Athletic Director, Justin Hoyt aims for athletic success and positive changes. Photo by: Michael Schaefer

As the new Athletic Director, Justin Hoyt aims for athletic success and positive changes.

Justin Hoyt was named Hudson Valley’s Athletic Director at the April Board of Trustees meeting.

As Athletic Director, Hoyt will continue to oversee the entire athletic department including the 18 NJCAA Region III teams as well as the 300 plus students that create them.

Prior to being named athletic director Hoyt served as Hudson Valley’s assistant director of Athletics, sports information director and interim director of athletics.

Hoyt also serves as committee chairperson for men’s and women’s basketball, as well as the men’s and women’s track and field sports for the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference.

“Justin has proven to be an effective leader for the Athletic Department, and we know that he understands the unique responsibilities of our student athletes,” said Alexander J. Popovics, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development.

“We look forward to the continued success of our student athletes, both in and out of the classroom, under his leadership,” said Popovics.

In the last year Hoyt has been involved in the creation of the new $4.5 million Outdoor Athletic Complex as well as a men’s and women’s track and field team and a men’s golf team.

Before working at Hudson Valley, Hoyt supervised athletic events and performed sports information duties at D’Youville College. At Clemson University he gained experience in game management and advertising.

Hoyt received his bachelor’s degree in sport management with a minor in business. He then continued his education at Canisius College where he earned his master’s degree in sport administration.

“I am truly honored that President Matonak and Vice President Popovics have given me the opportunity to lead the Athletic Department. Hudson Valley has a rich tradition of success both on and off the field, and I look to uphold the college’s high standards of academic and athletic excellence,” said Hoyt.

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