TACOMA, Washington - Robin Hamilton, a longtime member of the Puget Sound athletics department, has announced her retirement effective September 1, 2017, after 32 years with the Loggers. She joined the Puget Sound athletics staff in 1985, and has been the Loggers Associate Director of Athletics since 2001. Prior to her senior administrative appointment, Hamilton was the Sports Media Relations Director and Head Softball Coach.
Hamilton led the Logger softball program for 22 years, and her 455 wins still stand as a Puget Sound record among all coaches across all sport programs. Her teams advanced to the NAIA National Championship game, twice finishing National runner-up in 1991 and 1995. She was a six-time District and three-time Regional Coach of the Year while coaching a dozen All-America student-athletes.
Hamilton has been involved in a multitude of Logger Athletic programs, events, and initiatives. She serves as the NCAA Compliance Director, as well as the Director of the Little Loggers summer camp and the Logger Open Golf Tournament. Hamilton is a co-founder of the Student-Athlete Leadership Club and other student-athlete welfare initiatives. She was the project shepard for the new Athletics & Aquatics Center, which opened in August 2016. Hamilton oversees game operations for Puget Sound athletic events on campus, having worked nearly 4,500 Logger events during her career - including all but two Logger football games since 1985.
"For over 30 years Robin has dedicated her energy to ensure Logger student-athletes have the best opportunities for success and personal growth," said Director of Athletics Amy Hackett. "Her unwavering loyalty to Puget Sound and its students, as well as her incomparable work ethic, will leave a profound and enduring legacy for the university."
Hamilton previously served a three-year term as the Chair of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Committee. She has national and international event and media experience, working for the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Organizing Committees, three NCAA Division I Women's Final Four Championships, and two Men's NCAA Division I Basketball Championships.
"I will forever be grateful for being a part of the Puget Sound community," said Hamilton. "Working with our talented and dedicated student-athletes each day inspired me to do all we could to support their efforts. I am a fortunate soul who loved what I did, and I will remain humbled and honored for the opportunity that was given to me to be on this team for so long."