Winthrop University: Chuck Rey Named Athletic Director
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Chuck Rey Named Athletic Director

June 24, 2022

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rey has been serving in the interim athletic director role since December 2021. 
  • He will continue to oversee 17 Division I sports and a department that has set new records for departmental cumulative grade point average (GPA) each year since 2016-17, including a record-high 3.35 mark by the student-athlete population for the 2020-21 academic year.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – During a June 24 meeting, the Winthrop University Board of Trustees approved Interim President George Hynd’s recommendation to appoint Chuck Rey as the university’s athletic director. Rey has been serving in the interim athletic director role since December 2021.

“While we interviewed three candidates, one clearly emerged as having the relevant experience, vision and the entrepreneurial spirit the university needs in its athletic director. I am delighted that Chuck has accepted the role as Winthrop’s new athletic director,” said Hynd. “His hiring was based on the search committee’s feedback, our need to have an athletic director that can address the current and emerging needs of our athletic department, and my own personal experience with Chuck. His experience as a successful coach, his engagement with the current staff and coaches in athletics, and his desire to expand the impact of athletics in our Rock Hill community all forecast a successful future for the athletic department at Winthrop.”

Rey said he was appreciative to Hynd and the athletics’ staff for their faith in him. “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue leading Winthrop Athletics, and I look forward to working with our staff, student-athletes and our community to build upon our campus of champions. Go Eagles!”

Rey will continue to oversee 17 Division I sports and a department that has set new records for departmental cumulative grade point average (GPA) each year since 2016-17, including a record-high 3.35 mark by the student-athlete population for the 2020-21 academic year.

As the Eagles Head Volleyball Coach, Rey earned back-to-back Big South Conference Coach of the Year accolades in 2018 and 2019 as he led the Eagles to a 14-0 regular season record (24-5 overall), a Big South Conference Championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament. 

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or longshawj@winthrop.edu.

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