COLLEGE STATION, Texas (FOX 26) - Eric Hyman, the Texas A&M University athletic director since 2012, has announced that he will step down from the position. His resume also includes holding the same position at VMI, Miami University (OH), Texas Christian University and the University of South Carolina. Hyman has also served as the president of the IA Athletic Directors Association.
“I want to thank Eric for the service he has provided Texas A&M during his time as athletic director,” said university president Michael K. Young. “He has shown a high level of integrity and professionalism in his role as AD and improved both our student-athlete academic and athletic performance through facility improvements, nutritional enhancement through the RC Slocum Nutritional center and preparation for life after college through upgrading the Life Skills program. His relationships and insights within the Southeastern Conference have been extraordinarily helpful to Texas A&M Athletics along with his five-year strategic plan. I fully expect Eric to make a positive impact in whatever endeavor he pursues next.”
During his administration, Hyman focused on academics for student-athletes which has resulted in an increase in the overall GPA and APR as well as integrating the program into the SEC.
“I appreciate my time here at Texas A&M University and I am proud of our student-athletes’ achievements both on the field and in the classroom,” said Hyman. “The best part of an AD’s job is forming wonderful relationships with student-athletes, colleagues, former students and Texas A&M has been no exception. I will always value my time here and the friendships I have made with Aggies. I wish Texas A&M University nothing but continued success.”
President Young will be lead the effort to hire a new athletic director and Hyman will continue in his role until a his replacement is hired.