Greg Hinze serves as Sam Houston's senior associate athletic director for internal operations.
He oversees internal and game operations, major facility programs and NCAA and Southland Conference playoffs for the department.
Hinze is in his second stint on the Bearkat athletic staff. He first came to Sam Houston has head track and field coach, serving five seasons from 1998-99 to 2002-03. He left coaching to become SHSU's assistant athletic director for marketing and operations.
From 2005 to 2007, Hinze served as athletic director at Blinn College. He returned to Sam Houston as the University's associate athletic director July 16, 2007.
As Bearkat track and field head coach Hinze twice was named Southland Conference "Coach of the Year" (men's track and field, 2003, and women's cross country, 2000).
Hinze directed the Bearkats to record high conference and NCAA regional finishes. His program sent six athletes to the NCAA national championships, produced SHSU's first two NCAA Division I track All-Americans, and saw Bearkats earn All-Southland honors 113 times.
During Hinze's time at Blinn, the Buccaneers won the 2006 NJCAA national championship in football, made NJCAA national tournament appearances in volleyball in 2005 and 2006 and softball in 2005, won four regional team titles, and five conference championships.
Academically, 28 Blinn student-athletes were named Academic All-Conference, the most by any school in the league during the two-year time period. Blinn produced four NJCAA Academic All-Americans and two NJCAA All-Academic teams.
Hinze came to Sam Houston State in July 1998, from Texas A&M where he was the men's and women's head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Texas A&M University. Prior to that he was assistant coach for men's and women's track and field at Louisiana Tech University from 1992 to 1993 and at Stephen F. Austin State University from 1990 to 1992.
A graduate of Sealy High School, Hinze earned a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M in 1990 and his master of education degree from Stephen F. Austin in 1992.
Hinze and his wife Katheryne live in Conroe with Hinze's daughters Reagan and Sydney.