Athletic Department Staff

Justin HoytJustin Hoyt
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.

Christine KellyChris Kelly
Supervisor of Athletic Programs

Chris Kelly became the supervisor of athletic programs in 2005.

Kelly has been an instrumental part of the success of the Hudson Valley athletic department since her playing days in the late 1980s.

Kelly has served the program as head coach of the volleyball team and twice as an assistant women's basketball coach. Under coach Paul Bishop in 1992-93, she helped the Lady Vikings win their first national championship.

She is the only person to be inducted into the Hudson Valley Athletic Hall of Fame three times; as an individual player, as a member of the 1988-89 women's basketball team, and as an assistant coach on the 1992-93 national championship team.

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Keith Thomas
Athletic Trainer

Keith Thomas became Hudson Valley’s athletic trainer during the 2004-05 school year.

Thomas is responsible for the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries for more than 300 student-athletes on Hudson Valley’s 16 intercollegiate teams.

Thomas came to Hudson Valley from Union College, where he had been an assistant athletic trainer since 2004. Prior to working at Union, he was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at The University at Albany for two years and the athletic trainer at LaSalle Institute for four years.

Thomas received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Alfred University in 1998 and a master’s degree in curriculum development and instructional technology from UAlbany in 2004.

He lives in Malta with his wife, Tara.

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Tim Wilson
Assistant Supervisor of Athletics and Recreation

Tim Wilson joined the Hudson Valley athletic staff in 2002. A 1999 graduate of Troy High School, Wilson is currently pursuing an associate's degree in liberal arts and science at Hudson Valley. He lives in Wynantskill.