Eric Hyman accepted an offer to become the new athletic director of Texas A&M, the Associated Press has reported.
Hyman will be replacing Bill Byrne as head of the Aggies athletic department, after Byrne retired from the position earlier this year. Hyman, 61, has spent the last seven season in South Carolina as the Gamecocks' AD, but he has ties in Texas as the former TCU athletic director as well.
South Carolina has had a great deal of success under Hyman's leadership. The baseball team won two national championships. The football team reached its first SEC championship game in 2010 then won a program-record 11 games the next year with Steve Spurrier as head coach.
The NCAA did, however, uncover three major violations of the Gamecocks' during Hyman's tenure, including failure to monitor the department because of violations in the football and track programs.
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