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Dr. Kevin Hatcher has been a leader and expert in the field of sport management for over 24 years. Currently a lecturer in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies at UC Santa Barbara, he has been involved in teaching and management of intercollegiate athletics programs in both public and private universities in the Big Ten Conference, PAC 12 Conference, Patriot League, California Collegiate Athletic Association and the Western Athletic Conference. During this period, Dr. Hatcher served as President of the California Collegiate Athletic Association and chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's West Region's Basketball Committee. He has been a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the Black Coaches Association and served as an advisor to the African American Brotherhood at Cal State University San Bernardino and the Christian Athletes Group at Colgate University. Dr. Hatcher is former editorial board member for Athletic Business and Athletic Management magazines as well as a contributing writer for Athletic Management.  He has been active in many committee's over the years including but not limited to the University of Texas System Athletics Committee, Sun Bowl Pac Ten Host Committee, University Affirmative Action Oversight Committee at Colgate University, the Cal State San Bernardino Advancement Council and 50th Anniversary Development Committee. His varied and extensive background in higher education- athletic administration, also includes a stint on the NCAA Division 1 Committee on Athletics Certification. In his most recent administrative post, Dr. Hatcher served as Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation at California State University, San Bernardino where he was responsible for both the intercollegiate athletics department and recreation units. In this capacity, Dr. Hatcher managed two multi-million-dollar budgets and a full complement of faculty coaches, student athletes and professional staff. In addition, Dr. Hatcher managed the tens of thousands of faculty, staff, students and community members that attended athletic events and used the university fitness facilities. While at Cal State San Bernardino Dr. Hatcher also served on the senior leadership team in the Division of Student Affairs and was a member of the President’s Administrative Council. Dr. Hatcher holds a B.A in Communications from UC Santa Barbara, a M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sport management and communications from the University of Michigan and a Ed.D from the University of Texas at El Paso. He is also active in his community as coach, community organizer and a small business owner, and lives in Moorpark, CA with his wife Doreen (an educator at Cal State Channel Islands) and his three children Jasmine, Ellis and Jacqueline.


Courses Taught

  • ESS 132 Sport Sociology
  • ESS 140 Sport Management
  • ESS 160 Current Issues in Sports