The University of South Carolina is in need of a new athletic director. Eric Hyman has manned the post since 2005 and has overseen much change within many high-profile programs at the school.
Hyman will be trading in his garnet for a darker shade of red, maroon. Hyman will be taking over the duties of athletic director in College Station at Texas A&M. He stands to receive a significant boost in his compensation as AD of the Aggies. He did not mull any offers to remain at USC.
Hyman was courted by his alma mater, the University of North Carolina, last year, but remained at USC following a $75,000 raise, boosting his annual compensation to $500,000 at the school.
Before making his way to Columbia, Hyman spent 7 years in Forth Worth as the AD at Texas Christian University. He has two sons with families of their own still living in the Fort Worth area, and will be a grandfather for the first time in November.
Hyman has made significant hires for the mens and women’s basketball programs in Frank Martin and Dawn Staley. He has also overseen the development of the schools $200,000,000 master plan of facilities, including the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center that opens in July, and the luxurious baseball facility, Carolina Stadium
USC President, Harris Pastides, will begin the search for Hyman’s replacement immediately.