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|Position:||Director of Athletics|
Kim Record is in her 11th year as the Director of Athletics at UNCG in 2019-20. Record was named to the post Sept. 27, 2009 and leads a program that fields men’s and women’s teams in 17 sports, over 250 student-athletes and 70 employees. She was honored as one of 28 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year award recipients at the 2014 NACDA Convention in Orlando in the NCAA Division I-AAA category.
Since arriving, Record has reshaped and revamped the athletic department across the board. UNCG has seen improvements on the field and has stimulated interest within the campus and Greensboro communities.
During her first 10 years at UNCG, Record has implemented ‘The Spartan Way’ strategic plan in an effort to ensure the continued success and future improvement of Spartan Athletics. The plan includes five core values and six goals for the department summarized with the motto – ‘We discover and develop champions in life.’
In 2018-19, the Spartans took home SoCon Tournament titles (women's soccer and men's golf). Women's soccer finished the year with a 15-5-1 overall record, highlighted by a 2-1 victory over Furman in the Championship Game of the SoCon Tournament. As for men's golf, the program experienced record-breaking success winning four tournaments including a second-straight SoCon Championship as well. Additionally, the men's golf team won its annual home fall golf tournament (Grandover Collegiate) for the first time. Men's basketball, meanwhile, shattered numerous program records en route to a 29-7 overall record and the No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Along with the 29 overall wins being a new program benchmark, the men's basketball team also set a new record for consecutive home victories (17) and non-conference victories (12).
Record has guided UNCG to success on and off the court during her time in Greensboro. During the 2017-18 year, five athletics teams won SoCon championships with four of those teams advancing to their respective NCAA Tournaments. The men's basketball team won both the SoCon regular season title and SoCon Tournament, advancing to the NCAA Tournament where the Spartans nearly defeated Gonzaga. The team finished with program records for total victories (27) and home victories (16). Softball also won the SoCon regular season title and the SoCon Tournament, finishing with a 46-13 record. Men's golf, meanwhile, won its first-ever SoCon Championship, doing so by by five strokes. Women's soccer won the SoCon Tournament as a No. 3 seed, as the Spartans won their three games in the tournament by a combined 5-1 score. Baseball also won the SoCon regular season title, finishing conference play with an 18-3 record.
In 2016-17, the Spartans had one of the most successful seasons all-around led by the regular season championship in the Southern Conference by the men's basketball program. The men's hoops team earned the SoCon's automatic bid in the National Invitation Tournament and advanced to the SoCon Tournament championship game. The women's basketball program, under the guidance of first-year head coach Trina Patterson, advanced to the championship game of the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) while posting its most wins since 2006-07.
The Spatans continued their excellence on the field as the softball program won the SoCon regular season title and the baseball team won the SoCon Tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Baseball won a game in the Clemson Regional during its first postseason visit since 1997.
In the classroom, the Spartans placed 169 student-athlets on the SoCon Honor Roll for 2016-17. In the spring semester alone, UNCG set a program-record with a 3.25 GPA for all student-athletes.
In 2015-16, the Spartans had five teams finish in the top three of the Southern Conference regular season standings, including the men’s soccer team, which won the regular season crown. Additionally, the men’s basketball team qualified for the postseason for just the fourth time in program history and hosted a postseason game for the first time in program history in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).
In the classroom, the Spartans placed 141 student-athletes on the Southern Conference Honor Roll for the 2015-16 season. UNCG also had three name as Academic All-America last season in Noah DeAngelo (men’s soccer), Lucy Mason (women’s basketball) and Nicole Thomas (softball).
Record guided UNCG through the NCAA Division I Certification process in 2011-12, which must be completed at least once every 10 years. The certified designated denotes that an institution operates its athletics program in compliance with operating principles adopted by the Division I membership.
Record, who served on the NCAA Championships cabinet in 2012-13, is also the vice-chair of the Greensboro Sports Commission, an active member with the Greensboro Rotary, a member of the Greensboro Sports Council and a member of the Women's Professional Forum.
Record, in conjunction with former Chancellor Dr. Linda P. Brady, helped develop school spirit-building campaigns such as Move In, Sunday Funday, Go Blue Preview and Blue & Gold Fridays.
Record is responsible for the leadership, administration, organization and finances of UNCG’s athletics program, which underwent a major shift in men’s basketball. The Spartan men’s basketball team began playing its games in the Greensboro Coliseum in 2009-10 and will be entering its eighth year calling the Coliseum the home of the Spartans.
Record coordinates fundraising and operation of the Spartan Club with the vice chancellor for university advancement. She oversees efforts to engage alumni, fans and the community with UNCG athletics. The Spartan Club has surpassed its annual scholarship fund goal for the past five years. The 2015-16 athletic scholarship fund goal was $425,000 and the Spartan Club eclipsed that mark by raising a total of $425,329, an all-time high. Over the past five years, the Spartan Club has raised more cash and gifts in kind than any other five-year period in the program's history. In addition, the Spartan Club and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council coordinated the True Spartan Challenge, a student-athlete giving campaign that saw 100 percent of UNCG student-athletes make a gift back to their team enrichment funds for the third consecutive year.
Record also has a lead role in strategic planning and in athletics facilities development. She helped complete the facility upgrades at the UNCG Baseball Stadium and the renovations of the HHP locker room facilities. The 12,000 square foot HHP facility hosts team lounges, shower facilities and general locker room areas for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country and track, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and softball.
In 2011-12 alone, the Spartans posted five regular season titles under her watch, including championship banners in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s tennis and a divisional title in men’s basketball. UNCG also had five Southern Conference Player of the Year award winners and five conference Coach of the Year honorees in 2011-12.
Record, who served as a consultant with ISP Sports before taking her current position, was the senior associate director of athletics at Florida State University from 1995 to 2008, and held a succession of positions at the University of Virginia from 1984-1995, culminating with an appointment as associate director of athletics for administration.
Record emerged from a national search that drew 125 candidates, and is UNCG’s first female athletic director. She is only the second woman to hold an athletic director’s position in the 89-year history of the Southern Conference.
In her 13 years at Florida State, she had a broad range of administrative duties, including serving as a member of the Executive Management Team, which determined and implemented policy decisions for a 19-sport, $50 million intercollegiate program. She directly supervised three sports programs – men’s and women’s basketball and women’s soccer – and monitored Title IX compliance. Other areas included executive-level staffing; day-to-day departmental operations; serving as liaison with the trademark licensing program; and oversight for marketing, media and public relations, and radio and television contracts.
In construction, she facilitated FSU’s $6 million state-of-the-art soccer and softball stadium and its $10 million men’s and women’s basketball training center. She oversaw a project that showcased the history of athletics at FSU as part of a $100 million facilities improvement plan. Her initial responsibilities as associate director of athletics at FSU included oversight of men’s and women’s tennis, swimming & diving and softball. Record also held the designation of senior woman administrator.
At Virginia, she supervised all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the department and specialized in external operations. She implemented marketing and promotional strategies for all 26 sports programs as associate director of athletics for external operations. She was the executive staff member of a capital campaign team created to raise $50 million. She rose through the ranks at Virginia, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, starting out as a sports information intern who was progressively promoted in the department to associate director of athletics for administration.
As a consultant with ISP, Record provided marketing expertise in the area of athletics sports signage, including video boards, scorer’s tables and other digital signage. She has also coordinated purchase and installation between vendor, institution and ISP.
Within the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Record has served on both the executive committee and the Director’s Cup Committee. Within the NCAA, she served on the Women’s Soccer Committee and the Regional Soccer Committee.
A native of Charlottesville, she graduated from Virginia and earned an M.S. degree in sports management from Florida State. She has two sons – Kyle, who lives in California and Josh, a former student-athlete at the College of Charleston.