Aug. 18, 2014
Charlotte, NC - Fayetteville State University has announced the hiring of Lamont Hinson in the department of athletics as the Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director. Hinson will serve in an executive leadership role and be responsible for athletic media relations as a direct report to the Director of Athletics.
Hinson rejoins the FSU family after serving nearly six years as the Director of Sports Information at fellow Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) institution, Johnson C. Smith University. Prior to relocating to Charlotte, NC, Hinson served two years as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Fayetteville State. He has experience as a play-by-play announcer for sporting events broadcasted through radio and webcasts.
In his post at Fayetteville State, Hinson will serve as the institutional representative to the media for all athletic activities; as well as work alongside the University Public Relations Director. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, coordinating media relations and game operation activities; writing and distributing press releases and media guides; maintaining the athletic website, compiling team statistical information, and other duties as assigned.
In an attempt to contribute to the growth of the CIAA, Hinson serves as a contributing member of the Management Council. The CIAA Management Council is responsible for structuring members and objectives to various task groups such as: special events and initiatives, student-athlete welfare, championship site selection, and awards. Hinson was appointed to his management council seat after being elected president of the CIAA Sports Information Directors Association (CIAA-SIDA).
Hinson has covered Johnson C. Smith University athletics through a men's and women's basketball CIAA Championship seasons, hosting the 2010 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and the launch of the Commemorative Classic (annual football clash between JCSU and Livingstone College).
"We're excited to have Lamont joining our department here at Fayetteville State," said athletics director Dr. Edward McLean. "He brings a wealth of knowledge as it pertains to media relations and sports information. I'm confident that this will be an environment for him to excel as an athletic administrator and he'll be a valuable asset for our athletic programs to continue growing."
"I'm grateful for this opportunity to reconnect with the city of Fayetteville and achieve positive, national exposure by telling the stories of Fayetteville State University Athletics," said Hinson. "I look forward to working alongside my new athletic director Dr. Edward McLean as well as the entire athletic staff at FSU. To my esteemed chancellor, Dr. James Anderson, thanks for allowing me to serve the university and advance my career.
Committed to professional growth and service on a personal and professional level, Hinson currently serves on three committees for College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He is also a member of the Barry University School of Business Alumni Association and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
A native of Fayetteville, NC, Hinson graduated cum laude from Fayetteville State University in 2003 with a bachelor's in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration. He later earned a master's in Business Administration and in Sports Management from Barry University in 2006.