According to reliable sources, South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman will be named the next athletic director at Texas A&M. It’s unclear when the hiring will be announced, but South Carolina is preparing to begin the process of replacing Hyman.
Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne resigned his position leaving the Aggies, which are set to enter the Southeastern Conference in the upcoming academic year, needing a new man for the job.
Hyman has ties to the state of Texas after spending over seven years at Texas Christian University. About to enter his seventh year as athletic director at South Carolina, Hyman’s two children live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. One source indicated that Hyman, when he retires, plans to do so in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Hyman was in Omaha, Neb. for the College World Series and is in Columbia today as of this writing.
Multiple reports from early May, when Byrne decided to step down, indicate that the university would like to have a new athletic director in place by the beginning of the fall semester. Texas A&M is set to officially become a member of the Southeastern Conference on July 1.