HAMPTON, Va. – Eugene Marshall Jr. has been named the Director of Athletics at Hampton University. He will begin on July 1.
He takes over for Novelle Dickenson, who had served as Interim AD for the past two years.
Dickenson, who had also served as Faculty Athletics Representative for the previous 12 years, made a request to return to Academic Affairs, where he has spent 36 years of his life in academics. Prior to his departure, Dickenson assisted with the search for the University’s next Director of Athletics.
Marshall brings well over two decades of athletic administration experience to the Pirates.
Most recently, he was the interim deputy athletic director at Queens College, where he reported to the Assistant Vice President of Athletics and worked in an athletic program that boasted 18 teams.
Prior to that, Marshall spent two years as the Director of Athletics at Iona College, overseeing some of the Gaels’ most successful moments – including two NCAA Tournament appearances for men’s basketball, including the program’s first-ever at-large bid.
A 1981 graduate of Northeastern University, Marshall earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. He later completed his Master’s degree in sports leadership.
While an undergraduate at Northeastern, Marshall was a member of the Huskies' men's basketball team under former UConn head coach and Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater.