Summer Hutcheson was named Associate Director of Athletics for Programming on July 2013.
As the Associate Director, Hutcheson is responsible for oversight of student-athlete leadership development and programming; compliance and eligibility; admissions, recruiting and retention; and campus relations. Additionally, she works in close collaboration with student-athletes, coaches, the faculty athletics representative and class deans, as well as other key constituents on campus and throughout the region.
A member of the MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) staff since 2005, Hutcheson played a key role as both an administrator and coach for the Engineers. As the Special Assistant to the Director she was responsible for a number of administrative areas, including supervision of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and oversight of assigned budget areas and the overall management of the office.
Hutcheson also organized meetings and special events for the department, as well as managing community service projects and coordinating the department’s external review every two years by its Visiting Committee.
As an assistant coach, Hutcheson helped with the development and implementation of cross country, sprint, middle-distance and distance workouts, assisted with meet organization, served as a mentor for the student-athletes and conducted on-campus visits with prospective student-athletes.
Prior to her tenure at MIT, Hutcheson spent a year as an assistant cross country/track & field coach at the University of Tulsa (2004-05) and at Minot State University (2003-04). She also spent three years at Faith Academy in Mobile, Alabama teaching English and public speaking as well as coaching the boy’s and girl’s track and field teams. In 2003, she led both squads to state championships.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Mobile with a B.A. in English, Hutcheson was an All-American in the mile run and a six-time Academic All-American in cross country and track & field. She earned an M.A. in Education from Minot State in 2010.