Hieb will serve as UJ Athletic Director

Apr 2, 2022

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The University of Jamestown is excited to announce Austin Hieb as its next Athletic Director.

Hieb comes to Jamestown from Aberdeen, S.D., where he has served since 2017 as Associate Athletic Director for External Operations and Director of Athletic Development and Administration at Northern State University.

“Austin’s background in athletics at Northern State and his enthusiasm for being a part of the success of Jimmie Athletics put him at the top of a strong candidate pool,” says Dr. Polly Peterson, University of Jamestown President. “We look forward to welcoming him to our growing University.”

Hieb is a graduate of Dakota Wesleyan University with degrees in English and communications. He earned a juris doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Law. Hieb will assume his duties March 28.

“Nicole and I could not be more excited to be a part the UJ family and the Jamestown community,” Hieb says. “The support UJ Athletics gets from Dr. Peterson, the University, and the community is evident, and that’s what makes this job so special. I’m excited to hit the ground running with our staff full of successful and highly motivated coaches. Go Jimmies!”

Current Athletic Director Sean Johnson, who joined the University of Jamestown in 2015, has accepted a position as Athletic Director at Newberry College in South Carolina.

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