FOR RELEASE: June 12, 2023
GREAT FALLS, MONTANA – – University of Providence Athletic Director, Doug Hashley, was selected the Frontier Conference Athletic Director of the Year in a vote by the league’s athletic directors.
“It is very flattering that my colleagues would think of me for such an honor,” Hashley said. “All of our league’s athletic directors do an outstanding job of making their prospective educational institutions athletic programs at the top.”
This is Hashley’s second conference Athletic Director of the Year award. He joined the UP in 2017 and was named athletic director in 2020.
Hashley was instrumental in the success of the first conference basketball tournament, hosted at single site location since the 2007-08 tournament.
“It was highly successful with the help of our entire University of Providence staff. A big shoutout to my Assistant Athletic Director Jim “Sarge” Sargent for all the work he did to make the tournament successful and all the work he does for Athletics here at the University of Providence,” Hashley said.
Hashley is a native of Big Sandy, Montana, and a graduate of Montana State University. He had an impressive college career setting several Bobcat records including rebounding records, free throw record and earning all-conference honors. That experience as a student-athlete helps Hashley in his day-to-day duties as the UP athletic director.
“We intently communicate that it is student first, then athlete,” Hashley added. “I am proud of our coaches and student athletes for their dedication and devotion in the classroom. Our student-athlete’s cumulative GPA is 3.24 for the 2022 – 2023 year. This is the highest GPA we have had in years.”
Hashley joined the UP after a 34-year education career with different schools throughout Montana. Doug and his wife, Bekki, have four children, all who played at a Frontier Conference School during their college days.
“University of Providence is a great place to work and awesome people to be around,” Hashley said. “We got it going on!”