AVP/Director of Athletics
In October 2022, CSUDH hired Eric McCurdy as its new associate vice president/director of athletics, becoming the 11th AD in the department’s 53-year history. He succeeded Toro softball coach Jim Maier, who has served in the position on an interim basis since May 2022.
“I am very excited to be part of the Toro family,” said McCurdy. “CSUDH is a great institution. Re-entering the intercollegiate athletics space has been a tremendous blessing and honor. To see students come into our university and help guide and nurture their maturation process into productive young adults that positively impact society is exciting and rewarding.”
McCurdy spent eight years serving as the executive director of athletics and Metro League commissioner for Seattle Public Schools. Prior to that, McCurdy served eight years at the University of Houston as its men’s basketball director of operations/academics.
Most recently, McCurdy spent the last four years founding and running his own consulting firm, aiding mission-oriented organizations and advising on improving learning and working environments. He also provided guidance for potential student-athletes and their families through the NCAA recruitment and transfer process.
In announcing the appointment, CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham said, “We are excited to welcome Eric McCurdy to the Toro community. His depth and breadth of experience, entrepreneurial spirit, passion for students, and commitment to supporting and evaluating his coaching staff and team performance are welcome additions to our campus.”
A former soccer player at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), McCurdy graduated from UAB with a BS in psychology and a minor in physical education. He then graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University Irvine.