SAN ANTONIO — UTSA Athletics will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame Class during Homecoming Weekend on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28.
The inaugural class is made up of McKenzie Adams (volleyball/women’s basketball), Devin Brown (men’s basketball), Marcus Davenport (football) and Tameka Roberts (women’s track & field/women’s basketball), as well as former head football coach Larry Coker and former athletics director Lynn Hickey.
The UTSA Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, while the Hall of Fame plaques will be unveiled to the inductees on Saturday morning at the Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence. The group also will be honored on the field during the football game against East Carolina on Saturday afternoon at the Alamodome.
This week, UTSA Athletics will profile each Hall of Fame Inaugural Class inductee.
Athletics Director (2000-17)
Lynn Hickey served as UTSA Director of Athletics from 2000 to 2017, leading the department to new heights. She spearheaded the effort to start the UTSA football program from scratch, hiring fellow inaugural class inductee Larry Coker as the first head coach and helping pave the path for the Roadrunners to set NCAA modern startup attendance records in 2011 and to reclassify fully to FBS from an FCS Independent by their fourth season.
Hickey also started the women’s golf and women’s soccer programs, two teams that have captured multiple conference championships, and she was integral to the university receiving invitations to join the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA.
Under her leadership, UTSA Athletics won three conference commissioner’s cups and two league all-sports trophies. Hickey was named the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators 2005 Division I-AAA Administrator of the Year, the 2006 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics/GeneralSports TURF Systems Division I-AAA West Region AD of the Year and the 2010 San Antonio Express-News Sportswoman of the Year.
In 2007, she was the second female administrator ever to be chosen to serve on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, and she helped UTSA and San Antonio land multiple NCAA championship events including three Men’s Final Fours and two Women’s Final Fours.