DOVER, Del. -- Delaware State University announced has announced the appointment of Dr. David “Scott” Gines as its new Director of Athletics.
Gines joins the Hornets after serving since 2013 as Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, a member of the NCAA Div. II Lone Star Conference.
He was the school’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement from July 2009 through December 2012, overseeing the departments of Athletics, Career Services, Alumni, Development, Marketing and Communications. His tenure at TAMUK began as the school’s Director of Athletics from 2007-09.
During his recent tenure overseeing TAMUK athletics, the Javelinas posted their most successful six-year period of department-wide competitive success. The highlights include 28 NCAA post-season appearances, eight national top 10 finishes, four Lone Star Conference Championships, one national runner-up, two team national championships, a College World Series appearance, a Live United Bowl victory, and 25 NCAA Division II individual national champions.
Also, Gines spearheaded the development of TAMUK’s comprehensive gender equity plan and launched women’s golf, tennis, and beach volleyball, while nearly doubling women’s student-athlete participation during his tenure.
Gines will assume his new position at Delaware State in mid-July. He will oversee the DSU Department of Athletics, which includes 18 intercollegiate sports – basketball, bowling, cross country, equestrian, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, lacrosse, soccer, softball and tennis for women; and baseball, cross country, basketball, football, indoor and outdoor track & field for men. DSU is a member of the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Gines succeeds interim Athletics Director Mary Hill, who has served in the post since last November.