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Search for a new athletics director continues

Search for a new athletics director continues

Samuel De Leon

October 11, 2017

Lynn Hickey recently retired from her position as the UTSA athletics director and the position was filled by interim athletics director Sam Gonzales. The university began searching for a new athletics director immediately after Hickey’s departure. “They will need somebody with seven years of experience in ...

Lynn Hickey steps down as athletic director

Lynn Hickey steps down as athletic director

Samuel De Leon

September 20, 2017

UTSA Athletics Director Lynn Hickey officially retired from her position on Sept. 7. Hickey’s announcement cited “personal reasons”; her retirement was effective the same day as the announcement. Hickey began her coaching career in Women’s Basketball as head coach of the Kansas State Wildcats in...

Q&A with Lynn Hickey

Q&A with Lynn Hickey

Caroline Traylor

September 14, 2016

Interview by Caroline Traylor In being named the fourth athletics director in UTSA history, Hickey assumed the lead athletics role at one of the youngest NCAA Division I universities in the country (UTSA began athletics competition in 1981). She's the only female Division I at...

Cheer squad remains optimistic after ‘refocusing’ decision

Cheer squad remains optimistic after ‘refocusing’ decision

Ashlee Morales

September 7, 2016

Last spring, UTSA cheerleaders were shocked to hear they would no longer be allowed to compete. In an official statement, UTSA Athletic Director Lynn Hickey explained the sudden program change, “In reviewing the growing needs of the athletics program, we believe the team’s top focus should be on providi...

Athletic director has big plans for UTSA

Shabazz Dawkins

November 18, 2015

Photo courtesy of UTSA Athletics Lynn Hickey has been arguably the most influential person on UTSA’s campus since she arrived in 2000. She came to San Antonio from Texas A&M University, a school where she not only coached the women’s basketball team from 1984-1994, but also held the tit...