McNeese State University has a new Athletic Director. According to a university press realease ... Bruce Hemphill, former associate athletics director at the University of Wyoming and assistant to the athletics director at the University of North Carolina, has been selected as the new McNeese State University athletics director.


The 9th Athletic Director in the school's history starts at his new position this Monday (August 22nd.) According to McNeese President Dr. Philip Williams Bruce brings a depth of knowledge and experience unmatched by other applicants. He understands the significance we place on academic progress, on graduating our student-athletes and on mentoring them to become successful citizens. He understands the role athletics plays in the larger university environment and he understands the difficulty we face with the athletic budget and the importance of increasing revenue through private sources and auxiliary means,”

Hemphill is a Sulphur native who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University where he was a three-year letterman in football and won All-Academic Southeast Conference honors at wide receiver. His professional experience began at LSU where he was a graduate assistant and assistant football coach.

Hemphill joins the university just in time for football season. The season begins against South Florida on August 31st.