HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University Athletics Department has promoted Jim Heath to the position of Director of Sports Information.
Heath succeeds Maurice Williams who left to take a position at the University of Tennessee.
Heath has worked for Hampton University since November, 2015 after serving for 16 years as the Sports Information Director at The Apprentice School in Newport News. He was the Sports Information Assistant from November 2015-August 2016 before moving into the Assistant Sports Information Director position for the 2016-17 athletic year.
"I'm excited to move into this new role with Hampton," said Heath. "Being a lifetime Hampton resident, I know there is tremendous fan support and enthusiasm surrounding the Pirates' athletics program and I look forward to continue to work with the outstanding administrators, coaches and student-athletes at Hampton."
While at Apprentice, Heath helped coordinate the publicity efforts for the school's six intercollegiate athletics teams and he played a key role in the establishment of their first website, instituting live statistics at home events and initiated their social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.
He also worked as the Sports Information Director for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) serving as the chief statistician for the USCAA Basketball Championships for eight years, the USCAA Baseball Small College World Series for 13 years and is a constant source of assistance for member schools with statistics and sports information needs.
Heath holds memberships in the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) where he serves as President.
The Hampton resident is a 1992 graduate of Christopher Newport University with a bachelor's degree in English.
Heath begins his duties at Hampton University immediately and will serve as the primary contact for all of the University’s sports teams.