Dr. Wood Selig
Dr. Camden Wood Selig is in his 13th year as Director of Athletics at Old Dominion University, where his “Championship Effort” philosophy has helped to guide the department as one of the most respected and successful intercollegiate programs in the nation.
During his tenure, Selig has directed the University’s move through two conferences and has Old Dominion positioned strongly in the Sun Belt Conference. He has overseen the transition of the football program to the FBS level, led major athletic facility expansion and enhancement for virtually all 18 programs, and added women’s volleyball in 2019.
One of the most dramatic and gratifying accomplishments for Selig has been the academic success of the 18 teams. Highlights from 2021-22 include:
• 156 student athletes (38%) earned Dean’s List honors with a 3.4 or higher GPA
• Finished with a 3.22 GPA as an athletics department
• 70 % of student-athletes recorded at least a 3.0 GPA
• 15 of 18 teams had a 3.0 GPA or higher
Prior to his stint at WKU, Selig served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Virginia from 1988-1999, overseeing external operations his last five years. He began his athletic career as the Director of Ticketing at VCU, where he served from 1985-1988.
Selig was a four year member (2006-2010) of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee and served as chair for both the Sun Belt Conference Athletic Directors and the Men’s Basketball Committees during his tenure at WKU. He has served on the prestigious Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet and is currently on the Elizabeth River Trail Board of Directors and serves on the board of the Norfolk Forum and was recently named the groups secretary. He was named the Tom Fergusson Metropolitan Person of the Year award by the Norfolk Sports Club in 2014, symbolic of his impact on the region’s sports profile. He recently completed a term on on the Board of Trustees at Norfolk Collegiate.
Selig was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, where he attended Norfolk Collegiate School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington and Lee University, a master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Virginia, with a minor in business from the UVA Darden School of Business.
Selig and his wife Ellen of Annapolis, MD, have three children, Lex, 24, Nick, 22 and Julianna, 17.