Roanoke, Va. – Hollins University has named David Zinn director of athletics and chair of the university’s physical education department following a national search. He will be responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the intercollegiate athletic program including strategic planning, budgeting, compliance, personnel management, yearround facilities use management, marketing, department fundraising, and supporting coaches in the recruitment and retention of student athletes.
Zinn comes to Hollins from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, where he served as director of athletics with responsibility for the overall direction of nine NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports. He was also NCAA compliance coordinator and sports information director. Previously, he worked at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was head women’s basketball coach, assistant athletics coordinator, NCAA compliance coordinator, and an assistant professor in the college’s health, exercise, and sports science department. At Hollins, Zinn succeeds Aubrey Shinofield, who has served as director of athletics and chair of the physical education department since 2008.
Zinn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education at West Virginia
University and a Master of Science degree in human performance and sport studies at the University of Tennessee. He also completed a Master of Arts degree in secondary education at Cumberland College.
Founded in 1842, Hollins is an independent liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. Hollins is a member of the NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, where it competes in basketball, golf, lacrosse, riding, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.