Hill Honored by All-America Football Foundation
May 21, 2007
NACOGDOCHES - Stephen F. Austin Director of Athletics Robert Hill has been named a recipient of the General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director Award, which is given by the All-American Football Foundation.
"I am honored to receive this award," said Hill. "It is a reflection of the hard work by everyone in our department involved with the football program."
The honor was bestowed on Hill, who just finished his second season as the university's director of athletics, at the foundation's 85th Banquet of Champions Thursday in Dallas. The award recognizes those who set the standard for outstanding leadership.
The award is named after Neyland who served as the athletics director at Tennessee from 1952 until his death in 1962. Prior to his service as the university's athletics director, Neyland spent 26 years on the sideline as the head football coach.