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University of Jamestown appoints Austin Hieb as new athletic director

Hieb comes to the Buffalo City after five years at Northern State University.

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The University of Jamestown has named Austin Hieb as its new athletic director.

Hieb will replace outgoing Athletic Director Sean Johnson. Hieb’s first day on the job will be March 28.

Hieb arrives to Jamestown after spending five years in two different roles at NCAA Division II, Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Ahead of the 2021-22 season, Hieb assumed the role of the associate athletic director of external operations after spending the previous four years as the director of development and administration. He also was the sport administrator for the Wolves wrestling team.

Hieb’s bio on the Wolves’ athletic site reads his responsibilities as “managing the Wolves club, championship funds, season tickets, special events, sponsors and game administration.”

Hieb graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in 2014 with degrees in English and communications. He returned to school and received a juris doctorate degree in 2017 from the University of South Dakota School of Law.

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While he was at DWU, he was a four-year starter on the Tigers golf team, winning multiple GPAC honors.

In a statement to the University of Jamestown’s Athletics website, Hieb spoke about his excitement to get started.

“Nicole and I could not be more excited to be a part of the UJ family and the Jamestown community,” Hieb said. “The support UJ Athletics gets from Dr. (Polly) Peterson, the University, and the community is evident, and that’s what makes this job so special. I’m excited to hit the ground running with our staff full of successful and highly motivated coaches. Go Jimmies!”

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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