Tracey Hathaway became the director of athletics at Salem State University in April of 2018. Hathaway came from the University of Massachusetts Boston where she served as the Associate Director of Compliance/Student Athlete Welfare since 2013. Her key responsibilities included oversight, implementation, and improvement upon a comprehensive NCAA compliance monitoring system, academic advising, and student supportive services that ensure student athlete access and success.
Prior to Boston, Hathaway worked at Concordia University Texas in Austin, TX as the senior woman administrator (SWA) and assistant athletic director (AAD) for 13 NCAA Division III varsity sports. As SWA and AAD, Hathaway performed various tasks, including the implementation of new strategies to develop the athletic department as a whole, along with sports supervision and academic liaison responsibilities. Hathaway also worked at Northeastern University (DI), Boston, MA as a compliance assistant, at Roger Williams University (DIII) in Bristol, Rhode Island, where she served as the head women’s basketball coach and compliance coordinator, and Clark University (DIII) where she began her coaching endeavors.
She currently is a member of the NCAA DIII Infraction Committee, the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA), Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), and African American Women in Higher Education (AAWHE) of New England. Previously she served as a member of the NCAA DIII Track & Field/Cross Country Championship Committee. She has attended the NCAA Pathways, NCAA Division III Institute for Administrative Advancement (DIII Institute), NACWAA’s Institute for Administrative Advancement, and the NCAA/Women’s Coaches Academy.
A native of Worcester, MA an undergraduate from the University of Rhode Island, and a graduate of Northeastern University, she currently is enrolled in the Higher Education PhD program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.