The Hawkin Podcast 〡Hawkin Dynamics

N11: Thomas Beckett, Lessons From Former Yale Director of Athletics

September 30, 2021

Thomas Beckett joins The Hawkin Podcast in Episode 11 to discuss his tenure at Yale University which includes 24-years as the Director of Athletics for the Bulldogs, 118 Championships, 73 first-place Ivy League finishes, 43 Olympic Athletes, 337 All-Americans during his time on campus. 


Beckett also significantly grew the department financially. In 1994, there was an athletics endowment of roughly $20 million. In 2017, when he retired the endowment was $283 million, an increase of $263 million or $11 million growth per year. This included the expansion of the department where he oversaw the renovation or construction of 20 key facilities spanning across 2,000 acres of land used for athletic activities. 


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