Dan Hauser, High Point University Athletic Director

April 22nd, 2014 | by CollegeAD
Dan Hauser, High Point University Athletic Director
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Dan Hauser

After posting the unofficial news less than 24 hours ago, University President Nido R. Qubein has officially announced today the appointment of Dan Hauser as the new Athletic Director, effective July 1, 2014.

“High Point University continues to focus on attracting scholar athletes who perform well both in the classroom and on the field” said Qubein. “Dan Hauser’s commitment to student excellence will add measurably to the HPU culture.”

Hauser spent the last eight years at Ohio University as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. In that capacity, Hauser oversees marketing and promotions, ticket operations, media relations and the Ohio Bobcat Sports Network (video and radio).

In addition, he serves as the athletic department liaison for IMG College, Licensing Resource Group, and AVI Concessions. Hauser serves as the sport administrator for women’s soccer, women’s swimming & diving, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, track & field, postseason administrator for football and basketball, and coordinates football scheduling. Hauser also heads up the naming rights area for football (Peden Stadium) and men’s basketball (Convocation Center).


In his eight years with Ohio, the athletic department has experienced unprecedented growth in ticket sales, attendance, sponsorship sales, merchandising, and revenue generation.

The North Carolina native went to Ohio University after spending seven years at Wake Forest University leading the marketing, promotions, and ticket sales. In his tenure, Hauser increased football season ticket sales by 104 percent from 1998-2004 and basketball season ticket sales 34 percent from 1998-2005.

Prior to his appointment at Wake Forest, Hauser was the Assistant Director of Marketing at the University of New Mexico form 1996-1998.

Hauser earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1992 and a master’s degree in sports management in 1996 from Appalachian State University.

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  • February 18th, 2014—The American Baseball Coaches Association announced Monday that High Point athletics director Craig Keilitz will take over as executive director of the organization on July 1, replacing his father Dave Keilitz, who is retiring after 20 years in the role. Craig Keilitz serves on the NCAA Championship/Sports Management Cabinet and the Big South Baseball Committee, and he is chair of the Big South Council on Athletic Directors.
  • February 18th, 2014—Athletic Director jobs open
  • April 21st, 2014—Sources tell College AD that Ohio University Senior Associate Athletic Director Dan Hauser is leaving to accept the position of Athletic Director at Highpoint University. In his current capacity, Hauser oversees marketing and promotions, ticket operations, media relations, and the Ohio Bobcat Sports Network (video & radio). In his eight years with Ohio, the athletic department has experienced unprecedented growth in ticket sales, attendance, sponsorship sales, merchandising, and revenue generation. College AD is working on full confirmation.
  • April 22nd, 2014—After posting the unofficial news less than 24 hours ago, the University President Nido R. Qubein has officially announced today the appointment of Dan Hauser as the new Athletic Director, effective July 1, 2014. Hauser has spent the last eight years as Senior Associate Athletic Director at Ohio University. He previously served as Director of Marketing at Wake Forest University.

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