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Samantha K. Huge
Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services/Senior Woman Administrator
• Past UD Senior Woman Administrators
A member of the University of Delaware athletics staff since 2009, Samantha K. Huge is currently in her second year as Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services. During the spring of 2013, Huge also added responsibilities as Delaware's Senior Woman Administrator.
When former UD Director of Athletics Bernard Muir was hired as AD at Stanford University in July, 2012, Huge served as Delaware's Interim Director of Athletics for just over two months before current AD Eric Ziady was hired on Oct. 10, 2012.
She began her career at Delaware in 2009 as Senior Associate Director of Athletics and was promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services in September, 2011.
As Deputy Director of Athletics & Recreation Services, Huge serves as a member of the senior management team and oversees the day-to-day business and administrative operations of the Division, including fiscal management, external operations, student-athlete support services and NCAA compliance. She is responsible for the coordination of strategic and operational planning and is the Division's liaison to various campus offices including the Office of the General Counsel, Labor Relations, and Human Resources.
Huge (pronounced "hugh-gee"/hard g) also serves as the primary sport administrator for women's lacrosse and volleyball and the secondary administrator for men's basketball.
Huge graduated in 1992 from Gordon College, where she played varsity basketball for four years. She went on to earn her law degree from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in North Carolina in 1997.
Prior to her appointment at the University of Delaware, Huge was the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at Georgetown University for three years where she directed all activities of the Athletics Compliance Office.
In addition to her compliance duties, Huge was the primary sport administrator for several sports, oversaw the Office of Equipment & Transportation and served as the athletic department's liaison to the academic side of campus and sat on several institutional committees.
Huge is also a former member of the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance and of the NCAA Amateurism Clearinghouse Advisory Group.
Before arriving at Georgetown, Huge was the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance for four years at Wake Forest University. While at Wake Forest, Huge directed and coordinated the institution's athletics compliance efforts in addition to serving on various campus committees, including as chair of the Gender Equity Committee.
Prior to her time at Wake Forest, Huge worked in the athletics compliance offices of the Southern Conference, the University of Illinois, and Michigan State University.
Past University of Delaware Senior Woman Administrators
Samantha K. Huge (2013-Present)
Dr. Susan L. Groff Costa (2006-13)
Mary Ann Hitchens (1982-2006)
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