Shantey Hill Appointed as New LI Campus Athletic Director

November 24, 2013

Patchogue, N.Y. St. Josephs College (SJC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shantey Hill as the new director of intercollegiate athletics and the chairperson for the physical education department on the Colleges Long Island Campus effective immediately. Prior to coming to SJC, Ms. Hill worked at Long Island University (LIU)-Post for more than a decade, including seven years as their senior associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator and four years as director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer.

Ms. Hill succeeds Don Lizak, who has retired after 19 years of service to SJC, during which time he oversaw its transition into the NCAAs Division III in 1997 and the growth of the Golden Eagles program into 19 varsity teams at the end of his tenure.

"I am humbled, yet excited to begin building upon the traditions that Don Lizak and the athletic department students and staff, both past and present, have worked tirelessly to create, said Ms. Hill. "I look forward to servicing and working with the entire Golden Eagle campus community including alumni, family and friends as we continue to sculpt strong, competitive athletic programs while remaining dedicated to developing diverse, educated and well-rounded leaders.

At LIU-Post, Ms. Hill was responsible for all internal operations and compliance with rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA and the East Coast Conference (ECC) offices. Her commitment to athletics extended beyond the Post Campus, as she served on the NCAA Division II Womens Basketball Committee, was the chair of the ECC Womens Basketball Committee and a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) Sponsorship Committee.

A 1999 graduate of Post, with a bachelors degree in physical education, Ms. Hill was a standout member and captain of the Pioneer womens basketball team, leading the squad in scoring twice. She obtained a masters degree in athletic training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and added a second masters degree in health education in 2004 from Columbia Universitys Teachers College. She also served as an athletic trainer at Columbia for two years.

Ms. Hill has complemented her academic accolades by completing the NCAA Pathway Program, attending the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females and graduating from the NACWAA HERS/Institute.

A dedicated member of the community, she serves on the Womens Fund of Long Island grants review and fundraising committee and has served as a speaker on several occasions for topics relating to students transitioning from high school to college athletics.