Old Dominion University

Dr. Wood Selig
Director of Athletics

Dr. Wood Selig

Dr. Camden Wood Selig is in his 12th 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 to Conference USA, overseen the transition of the football program to the FBS level, and led major athletic facility expansion and enhancement for virtually all 18 programs and added women’s volleyball in 2019. Selig is the current Chair of C-USA athletic directors.

Selig spent 11 years directing the Western Kentucky University Hilltopper athletic program, which won 70 Sun Belt Conference championships from 2000-2010 and a national record 19 crowns in two seasons, 2008-2010.

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.