Associate Athletic Director for Compliance & Academics
Alma Mater: Central Washington, 1994
In his fifth year with the athletic department at Central Washington University as the associate athletic director for compliance and academics is Gary Hyatt.
Hyatt is responsible for internal matters, concerning specifically the rules and guidelines of the NCAA, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and CWU. He works with student-athletes and parents to ensure the best possible experience at CWU.
Prior to coming to CWU, Hyatt served as the director for football operations at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, from 2000-2007. He coached the defensive line for the Mustangs in 1999, and also served as the football team's defensive graduate assistant at SMU in 1998.
Hyatt also taught at Highland Park High School in Dallas in 1997-98, and was both a teacher and coach at Flowing Well High School in Tucson, Ariz., from 1994-97. He began his coaching career in 1993 at his alma mater, Selah High School.
Hyatt graduated from Central Washington University in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in science. He later added his Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) from SMU in 2000. Hyatt, whose hometown is Selah, Wash., is married to Jenna, who is Director of Residence Life and New Student Programs at CWU. They have three sons Tommy, Henry, and William.
Started at CWU:
2009-Present: Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) -- Associate Athletic Director for Compliance & Academics
2008-2009: Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) -- Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance & Academics
2007-2008: Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) -- Interim Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance & Academics
2000-2007: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) -- Director of Football Operations
1999: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) -- Football Defensive Line Coach
1998: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) -- Graduate Assistant Football Coach
1997-1998: Highland Park High School (Dallas, TX) -- Teacher
1994-1997: Flowing Well High School (Tucson, AZ) -- Teacher/Football Coach
1993: Selah High School (Selah, WA) -- Assistant Football Coach
Southern Methodist University, 2000 -- M.L.A.
Central Washington University, 1994 -- B.S. in Biology
Selah High School (WA), 1988