Eric Hoots is in his 12th year on staff for the UNC men’s basketball program. In his role as Assistant to the Athletic Director and Director of Player Development, he is responsible for a wide variety of tasks essential to the program’s success.
Hoots serves as the program’s in-office academic coordinator. As the contact with the Student Academic Support office, he is responsible for keeping up with the players’ academic progress. Hoots is also responsible for the team’s equipment needs, including managing the budget, ordering apparel and serving as a liaison between Nike and the basketball staff.
Hoots is the primary contact for former Tar Heel players playing professionally in the NBA and abroad. He assists with on-campus recruiting and also functions as video coordinator, responsible for handling all the team’s video needs.
A 2004 North Carolina graduate majoring in communications, Hoots was a three-year Tar Heel varsity manager. He served as head manager as a senior in Roy Williams’ first season as the head coach in Chapel Hill. While working under Williams, Hoots earned his Master’s in Sport Administration from Virginia Commonwealth in 2010.
Hoots, a Newton, N.C. native, married Amy Howe in 2009. Amy writes for the CAROLINA digital magazine. The couple has two sons, Brady and Jackson, and a daughter, Avery.
|Position:||Assistant to the Athletic Director & Director of Player Development|