Amy Hackett is in her 15th year as Puget Sound’s Director of Athletics with her appointment in 2003. Under her direction, the Loggers have thrived as a member of NCAA Division III capturing 32 conference titles, having representation in more than 100 NCAA Championships and winning the Northwest Conference All-Sports Trophy in 2006 and 2007. There have been several facility upgrades during her time as director including the opening of the Athletics & Aquatics Center in 2016, enhancements to the baseball field, as well as the installation of the Lower Baker multi use synthetic turf field for the university’s athletics and recreational programs. The sport programs have performed well academically ranking well above the Division III membership in graduation rate performance.
Prior to coming to Puget Sound Hackett served as the Associate Athletic Director at the University of Utah for seven years. At Utah, Hackett oversaw 11 sport programs, business and finance, human resources, and events and facilities management. She was a member of various university committees including the Oversight Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and was the lead coordinator for the Men’s Basketball team appearance at the 1998 NCAA Final Four. Hackett also served as Associate Athletic Director at the Santa Clara University for 10 years, worked in sports marketing at the University of Virginia, and started her career in minor league professional baseball both in Nashville, Tenn. – heading up the 1984 Baseball Winter Meetings Convention, and Eugene, Ore.
She has been actively engaged with NCAA membership committees including her most recently completed appointment on the NCAA Division III Committee on Infractions for 6 ½ years (serving as chair for more than two years), as well as prior service on the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee (serving as chair for one year), and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (and chair of the American Indian Mascot Subcommittee). She previously served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
A native of Eugene, Oregon, Hackett is a graduate of Oregon State University and holds a masters of sports administration and facilities management from Ohio University. Hackett and her son Quinn, reside in the Tacoma area.