The University of North Georgia Department of Athletics's main offices are located in Memorial Hall on the Dahlonega campus. The Nighthawks compete at the NCAA Division II level as a member of the Peach Belt Conference, sponsoring 13 intercollegiate sports, including the addition of women’s track & field in 2016-17. UNG currently offers five men's sports, seven women's sports and mixed rifle, which competes as a member of the Southern Conference (NCAA Division I).
Lindsay Reeves, the two-time Under Armour NCAA Division II Athletic Director of the Year, leads an?administrative staff of three associate and two assistant athletic directors with the primary goal of servant leadership of the 225+ student-athletes and 50+ coaches/staff. The senior leadership team was restructured in the summer of 2016 and was organized into internal and external divisions with five administrative categories: Business & Finance, Event Operations, External Operations, Internal Operations and Student Services.??
In the summer of 2017, the department added an Assistant Athletic Director, Student Services through a NCAA Diversity grant to up the senior administrative team to six people.?
The leadership structure is an effort to streamline administrative decision-making, communication and collaboration, while also providing increased leadership opportunities and creating greater departmental efficiencies. The structure also promotes collaboration across departmental units and all 13 intercollegiate sports to better serve our student-athletes.
The new organizational structure features a senior staff of 11, enabling intentional communication channels and increased collaboration across departmental units and all 17 intercollegiate sports.
|MISSION STATEMENT: We will build and maintain highly competitive intercollegiate programs that rank among the elite in both the Peach Belt Conference and NCAA Division II. These programs will provide a comprehensive learning experience for our student-athletes by teaching them the core principles of competition, integrity, fair play, personal character, and good sportsmanship. As a department, we will emphasize academic excellence and achievement to all of our student-athletes, contribute to their social development, and prepare them for meaningful lives and careers while perpetuating the rich heritage and tradition of the University of North Georgia.|