Bowie State’s Doughty, Jr. Honored with Jeanette A. Lee Athletic Administration Award

BALTIMORE, Md. – Bowie State University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Clyde Doughty, Jr. was recognized as the recipient of the 2021-22 Jeanette A. Lee Award at the annual spring meeting hosted by the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference on May 17.  The honor is a special recognition of outstanding service within the CIAA.

Bowie State’s Doughty, Jr. Honored with Jeanette A. Lee Athletic Administration Award

“I am extremely humbled and deeply honored to receive the CIAA Jeanette A. Lee Athletic Administrator of the Year Award,” Doughty, Jr. said.

This award caps off another successful year for Doughty, Jr. and BSU Athletics. Now in his seventh year as Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at Bowie State, Doughty, Jr. continues to lead the Bulldogs through a time of remarkable achievement. Back in March, Doughty, Jr. became one of three Division II honorees to be named this year’s Cushman & Wakefield Athletic Director of the Year and will be recognized during the 57th annual NACDA Convention in Las Vegas, NV on June 28.

The 2021-22 year alone has been like no other for Bowie State Athletics under Doughty, Jr.’s leadership. Highlighted by two CIAA championship titles in football and women’s bowling, Bowie State also garnered four Northern Division titles including football, women’s bowling, softball, and women’s tennis this year with the Bulldogs women’s bowling team claiming it’s seventh straight and football with its third-consecutive division title. Both programs repeated as conference champions for the sixth and third consecutive seasons. This year’s Northern Division title for softball was the program’s first since 2017 while women’s tennis captured its first-ever division title in program history.

In addition to conference championships and division titles, Bowie State’s success dispersed throughout the year with the Bulldogs hosting two football playoff games, as the program made its first-ever appearance in the NCAA football quarterfinals. Women’s bowling made its third appearance in the NCAA tournament and Bowie State was the host of the 2021 CIAA Women’s Volleyball Championship, 2022 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and host institution for the 2022 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.

“As we honor great women who have fought gallantly for equity and equality in athletics, and society as a whole, Ms. Lee was a true pioneer.  As one of the first female collegiate athletic directors in the CIAA at St. Paul’s College, she led with love, devotion, determination, and understanding, inspiring a plethora of young men and women who have been empowered in major leadership roles across the country.”

“I am so very blessed to work with such amazing and outstanding professionals in Bulldog Nation.  They lift me up with I am dragging and pull me along when I lag behind.  This year has been a very special one.   Much thanks to CIAA Commissioner McWilliams and her dedicated staff for selecting me to receive this prestigious award, it is the true icing on a memorable year”. 

Doughty, Jr.’s career has been stellar in terms of integrity and success of the programs he has led since his arrival at Bowie State back in 2015. During his tenure at Bowie State, he has constantly assessed the policies, practices, and procedures of the department while seeking to improve the overall effectiveness of operations and implementing new measures that have improved the overall efficiency of the department.

On a national level, he has been a leader and active member of the NACDA Division II, DII Athletic Directors Association Board, Common Grounds Board, Return on Inclusion Board, and a member of the DII Degree Completion Award Committee.

Doughty, Jr. earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has two master’s degrees from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and is currently on pace to receive his Ph. D. from Bowie State University in Educational Leadership in December 2022.

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