Coastal Carolina University Director of Athletics
Submit your questions now to Coastal Carolina University Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek.
Hunter Yurachek is in his fourth year as Director of Athletics at Coastal Carolina University.
Yurachek spent the previous three-and-a-half years at the University of Akron, serving the last two as executive senior associate athletics director. In that role, he led and managed the Zips' external relations unit, which includes marketing and promotions, media relations, ticket operations, development (Z-Fund), video operations and merchandising. In addition to those tasks, he was the sport administrator for men's basketball, men's golf and women's golf, including hiring golf coaches Nick Goetze and Jenny King, as well as working closely with the football program.
Most recently, Yurachek was instrumental in the addition of the 30,000-seat InfoCision Stadium on Akron's campus. He co-chaired a subcommittee that oversaw the financing and assisted in the selling of the stadium and field naming rights for a combined $15 million. He also brought in another $1.2 million in naming rights for other areas of the facility that opened this season to rave reviews. Yurachek also worked closely with ISP - which handles the athletic program's radio network, sponsorships and advertising.
Prior to his time Akron, the 41-year-old Yurachek spent two years (2004-06) as the associate athletics director for marketing at the University of Virginia. He spent four years (2001-04) as senior associate athletics director at Western Carolina University and two years at Vanderbilt University (1998-2000) as an assistant athletics director and director of marketing and promotions. The native of Charlotte, N.C., began his career in athletics administration at Wake Forest University (1994-98) as the assistant director of marketing and promotions.