Director of Athletics
Justin Hoyt became the Director of Athletics in May 2017 after serving for more than five years as the college's Assistant Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director. He oversees 18 NJCAA Region III sports and more than 300 student-athletes. His responsibilities include administering the athletic program's annual budget and supervising all facets of the athletic department, including all coaches and staff. Hoyt also currently serves as the men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's track and field sport committee chairperson for the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference.
Throughout his tenure, 14 of Hudson Valley's 16 teams have qualified for postseason play. Teams have won six Mountain Valley Conference championships, two Region III championships, participated in the Salt City Bowl and earned a women's tennis singles national championship. Ninety student-athletes have received academic honors at the national and regional level, and individuals have received recognition for earning SUNY Chancellor Scholar-Athlete honors, a Rawling's Gold Glove award and a Marucci Elite Hitter award.
Since his arrival, Hoyt has implemented a strong social media presence through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and was responsible for implementing an Instant Admissions Day for all incoming student-athletes. He was involved in the planning and creation of a new $4.5 million Outdoor Athletic Complex, which features a turf field for football, lacrosse and soccer, along with an 8-lane track for the men's and women's track and field team. He also oversaw the addition of men's and women's track and field and men's golf, which will begin competing in the spring of 2018.
As Assistant Director of Athletics, Hoyt oversaw sports information responsibilities, including media relations, compiling game statistics and marketing the college's 16 NJCAA programs. He served as the athletic department liaison for facility rentals, coordinated the internal scheduling of athletic events and assisted in the daily operations of the athletic department.
Prior to joining Hudson Valley Community College, Hoyt worked at D'Youville College where he was responsible for sports information duties and supervision of athletic events. He also has experience in game management and marketing and promotions within the athletic department at Clemson University.
Hoyt received his bachelor's degree in sport management, with a minor in business, from Clemson University and a master's degree in sport administration from Canisius College.