High Point Panthers
The Panthers joined Division I in 1999, after previously having been NCAA Division II and being members of the NAIA prior to 1992. HPU was a founding member of the North State Conference, which is now the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas.
Craig Keilitz became High Point's athletic director in January 2008 after serving as Associate AD at Wake Forest. He replaced Woody Gibson, who had been AD since 1999. HPU's other previous athletic directors include Jerry Steele, who was also basketball coach from 1972–2003, and Virgil Yow, who was also a coach. HPU's men's basketball coach is Scott Cherry, who was a member of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels' 1993 NCAA Championship team.
HPU's main athletic facilities are the Millis Center, Vert Stadium and Williard Stadium. In September 2010, President Nido Qubein announced plans to build a 5,000-seat basketball arena in the future.
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