BOWIE, Md. – Clyde Doughty, Jr., a veteran of intercollegiate athletics administration including 32 years of experience at New York Institute of Technology, has been named the new director of athletics at Bowie State University, beginning Jan. 7, 2015.
Doughty was director of intercollegiate athletics and managed the recreation and intramural programs at the Old Westbury campus of NYIT from 1988-2014. He served as the academic advisor to student athletes in 1982 and became the assistant director of athletics in 1984. A native of Queens, N.Y., Doughty first went to NYIT on a basketball scholarship in 1976 and enjoyed a playing career that included two appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament, including the national championship game in 1980.
“I’m extremely excited and blessed to have the opportunity to serve as the new athletics director of the Bowie State University Bulldogs,” said Doughty. “I look forward to working with the exceptional student athletes and the entire BSU community in continuing with the outstanding tradition of academic success, social development and quality athletic competition that is synonymous with Bowie State University.”
Doughty brings a wealth of experience in Division II athletics. “I have spent my entire career in Division II,” he said. “Bowie State has allowed me to continue with that experience while also becoming part of the historic Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA).”
“Mr. Doughty comes to us with decades of high-quality experience as an athletics director in Division II and identifies strongly with student athletes,” said Bowie State University President Mickey L. Burnim. “I think he is just the right person to take our intercollegiate athletics program to a higher level of excellence, and I am very pleased about his joining our leadership team.”
“I want to thank and commend Ms. Donna Polk who has served admirably as Interim Director of Athletics since the departure of Anton Goff in July,” Burnim added.
Polk thanked Dr. Burnim for the opportunity to serve in the leadership role and for his support of the athletics program. “I am excited about the great things occurring in our department with facilities projects and improving the student athlete experience, and I look forward to our continued progression toward excellence under the new leadership of Mr. Doughty,” she said.