Hampton Announces Leadership Change in Athletics Department

HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 22, 2022) – Hampton University is announcing today that Director of Athletics, Eugene Marshall, Jr. will be leaving to pursue a new and exciting opportunity effective Jan. 3, 2023.

Since his hire in the Fall of 2014, Marshall has overseen several successful and historic moments in Hampton’s Athletics history. Some major accomplishment under Marshall’s leadership in Department of Athletics include successfully navigating conference realignment from the MEAC, to the Big South and now the Colonial Athletic Association, launching Hampton Nation, the fundraising component for Pirate Athletics, winning 19 combined conference or divisional championships, and charted three new sports: Women’s Soccer, Men’s Lacrosse and Women’s Triathlon. 

“Hampton University is appreciative of Mr. Marshall’s many contributions and the successes we achieved during his more than eight years as Athletic Director,” said Hampton University President, LTG. Darrell K. Williams, US Army Retired. “We thank him for helping Hampton build leaders and champions and we wish him well in all of his future endeavors.”

Hampton University will announce transition plans and interim leadership for Pirates Athletics in the near future.  

“Rest assured, continuity in our support to our Student Athletes and Athletic Department staff will remain our top priority,” Williams said.