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    Robert Hill
    Robert Hill

    Position:
    Director of Athletics

    Alma Mater:
    Stephen F. Austin

    01/17/2012

    SFA Hires Jorgensen As Coordinator Of Athleic Operations

    Jorgensen comes to SFA after nearly two years at McNeese State.

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    Entering his 25th year as a member of the SFA athletics staff, Hill has served as the university's Director of Athletics since the fall of 2005.

    In his time as Director of Athletics, SFA teams have won 22 Southland Conference titles and have made NCAA championship appearances in football, men's and women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball and indoor/outdoor track.

    SFA claimed its second consecutive SLC men's all-sport trophy in 2011 highlighted by conference championships in football and men's outdoor track and field. The football title marked the first time in program history it record back-to-back championships while the track title was the first SLC outdoor championship in school history. The baseball team made their first appearance in the SLC tournament championship after a second place finish and broke the school record for most wins in a season (37). SFA women's athletics also made history by winning SLC titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field.

    The past season was a successful follow up to SFA receiving the 2010 SLC Commissioner's Cup for overall athletic excellence, while also winning both the men's and women's all-sport trophies. SFA is only the second conference member to have won all three awards in the same year.

    Facility improvements have been a priority since Hill became director with the completion of a new softball facility for exclusive use of the Ladyjacks; addition of a new sound system for the Coliseum, an eight-lane track surface, video screens and scoreboards for football, basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball and softball; renovated dressing rooms for football, men's & women's basketball, volleyball and softball. Major renovations to the fieldhouse main meeting room, football offices and to the varsity weight room have also been completed. SFA also built a $450,000 tennis pavilion to house the women's team opened in the spring of 2008.

    Academic success is another point of emphasis for Hill. There were 131 SFA student-athletes who were named to the SLC Commissioner's honor roll during the 2010-11 academic year. There were also 51 student-athletes who earned their degrees with seven of those graduating with honors the most ever in the history of the program. Hill is also active on the national scene where he is currently serving on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and Football Issues Committee. He also represents the conference on the FCS Athletic Directors Association executive committee.

    In 2011 the National Association of Collegiate Director's of Athletics named him Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision West Region.

    The Canadian, Texas, native began his SFA career as sports information director in 1987. Hill moved to assistant athletics director for business affairs in 1990 and became associate athletics director for internal affairs in 1998. Prior to joining SFA, he spent 17 years in broadcasting.

    Both he and his wife, Brenda, are SFA graduates. Their family includes daughter Alix and her husband Matt of Dallas; son Stuart and his wife Kathy and a grandson, Blake, all of Columbia, Md.

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