Sandy Atkins, who joined the Troy staff in 2001, serves as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA).
Atkins joined the Troy Athletics Department as its Director of Compliance in Dec. 2001, and was named Senior Woman Administrator in 2003. She was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance in 2004, and later promoted to the Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Affairs in 2007. Atkins received her current title of Senior Associate Athletics Director in the summer of 2014 and was named the interim Athletics Director in the summer of 2015 after the departure of John Hartwell.
A native of Sweet Water, Ala., and a 1995 graduate of Troy with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Atkins returned to her alma mater following a two-year stay as Assistant Director of Compliance at the Southeastern Conference office in Birmingham.
At Troy, Atkins oversees the internal workings of the 16-sport program. She is directly responsible for the department’s sports programs, the support staff, oversees the business office and the compliance and academic portion of the department.
Her other responsibilities include: working with head coaches in all programs to coordinate scheduling; coordinating the development and monitoring of budgets for all sports and the overall athletics department budget; assisting in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of departmental policies; strategic planning for the athletics department; and serving as the second in command for all athletics department affairs.
Atkins also coordinates all major reports for the department, such as the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), Title IX Compliance Report, NCAA Graduation Rate, SACS Accreditation, APR and NCAA Certification.
While at Troy from 1993-95, Atkins played two seasons on the Trojans softball team, earning All-Conference honors both years. She also played two seasons at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, earning all-conference honors both seasons and All-America honors as a sophomore in 1993.