Dover, Del. — Delaware State University announced today the appointment of Dr. David “Scott” Gines as its new Director of Athletics.
A veteran of more than three decades in collegiate athletics administration and coaching, Gines joins the Hornets after serving since 2013 as Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, a member of the NCAA Div. II Lone Star Conference. He was the school’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement from July 2009 through December 2012, overseeing the departments of Athletics, Career Services, Alumni, Development, Marketing and Communications. His tenure at TAMUK began as the school’s Director of Athletics from 2007-09.
“In hiring Dr. Scott Gines as the new DSU Director of Athletics, the institution has gained an executive with a diverse and proven background in overseeing intercollegiate sports departments as well as fundraising,” said DSU Interim President Wilma Mishoe. “We have high hopes and expectations for the University’s Athletics Department under his capable leadership.”
Gines said he is honored and gratified for this opportunity to lead, build and advance Delaware State Athletics. “As a Land Grant, flagship HBCU in a capital city, DSU can become a Division I prototype for classroom, community and competitive success,” Gines said. “I am moved by President Mishoe’s passion and vision for DSU. She embraces the value of successful college athletics and how it can positively impact campus and community culture.”
During his recent tenure overseeing TAMUK athletics, the Javelinas posted their most successful six-year period of departmentwide competitive success. The highlights include 28 NCAA postseason appearances, eight national top 10 finishes, four Lone Star Conference Championships, one national runner-up, two team national championships, a College World Series appearance, a Live United Bowl victory, and 25 NCAA Division II individual national champions.
Also, Gines spearheaded the development of TAMUK’s comprehensive gender equity plan and launched women’s golf, tennis, and beach volleyball, while nearly doubling women’s student-athlete participation during his tenure.