The national Athletic Director of the Year Award is the 4th for Tucker in his career.
Northampton Community College Director of Athletics Troy Tucker was named Under Armour Junior College Athletics Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).
The national Athletic Director of the Year Award is the 4th for Tucker in his career, winning the Under Armour award three times during his tenure at Northampton (2013, 2017 & 2020) and the National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA) AD of the Year award in 1998 while serving as the Athletic Director at D'Youville College (Buffalo, NY).
Tucker has guided the Northampton program since 2008, when he quickly transformed the college into a nationally-recognized member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Since that time the Spartans have captured a NJCAA individual National Championship, 10 Region XIX team Championships, 12 Region XIX individual Championships, nine Region XIX runner-up plaques, 32 Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference titles, have had 184 student-athletes named All-Region, 145 named All-Conference, 72 named NJCAA Academic All-Americans, 29 earn NJCAA All-American honors, 22 named EPAC Player of the Year and 16 named Region XIX Player of the Year.
The Northampton Athletic program under Tucker has four times (2015, 2017, 2018, & 2019) been awarded the NJCAA Region XIX Champions of Character Award for its commitment to community service, sportsmanship and character development of its student-athletes.
Tucker is also the Executive Director of Region XIX, which oversees the operations of the 32 NJCAA member colleges and serves as the Chief Information Officer. On August 1st, 2018, Tucker was officially appointed to the NJCAA Board of Regents, a group of 37 individuals nation-wide that work to oversee the mission of the NJCAA. Tucker was awarded the NJCAA Loyalty Award in April 2019 for his dedication and commitment to uphold the ideals of the organization.
Prior to Northampton, Tucker served as the Associate Director of Athletics at the University of Maryland from 2004 to 2008 and Director of Athletics at three institutions; Herkimer College (1999-2004), D'Youville College (1996-1999) and Jamestown Community College (1992-1996).
The Under Armour AD of the Year Award program was created to honor intercollegiate directors of athletics for their commitment and administrative excellence within a campus and/or college community environment. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division I-AAA, Division II, Division III, NAIA/Other Four-Year, JC/CC) and annually honors 28 athletics directors (four from each division).