(Argo Athletics Media Release)
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The University of Providence has announced that Doug Hashley has been named the new athletic director. He will start his tenure in the new role beginning on Feb. 3.
Hashley has served as an associate/assistant athletic director for the University of Providence for the past three years. His role has included game day management, director of facilities and the direct report for half of the athletic department teams.
"I am extremely flattered and excited to become the athletic director of the University of Providence around all the people that make this place great," Hashley said. "I would like to thank our Interim President Father Oliver Doyle and Dave Gantt, our Vice President of Student Engagement for this opportunity. With Dave's previous tenure as athletic director, he implemented a system of success that the University of Providence athletic department reaps today. My desire is to continue working this model and challenging our athletic department to continued growth."
Hashley will still report to Gantt, the former Vice President for Athletics who was named the Vice President of Student Engagement on Wednesday.
"We are very fortunate to have accumulated as much unselfish talent as we now have in our athletic department," Gantt said. "From an administrative perspective Doug has been deeply engaged in every facet of building our programs and I'm very excited to witness our continued growth under his lead. It's rewarding to say that our student-athlete experience is at its all-time best across all programs and that Doug will now be in the leadership role."
Before working for Providence, Hashley spent 28 years working as a health or physical education teacher in Montana, including stops in Livingtston, Corvallis and Kalispell.
Hashley also has extensive coaching experience. He served as the head men's basketball coach for Flathead High School from 1994-1997 and the head women's basketball coach at Glacier High School from 2007-2010. He's also been an assistant coach for Flathead's football, softball, track and women's basketball teams and as an assistant for Glacier's men's basketball team
Hashley graduated as a student-athlete from Montana State in 1982. A basketball player, he is the second all-time rebounder in Bobcat history and seventh all-time in the Big Sky Conference. He ranks 15th in all-time scoring. He was named 1st Team All-Big Sky once and 2nd Team All-Big Sky twice in his career. Hashley played overseas in Scotland for a year and in 2008 was inducted into the Bobcat Hall of Fame.