Byron Hatch joined the Razorback Athletics Department in July 2012 as the Associate Athletic Director for Business after seven years at the NCAA. His areas of responsibility include contract administration and oversight of procurement, travel and equipment operations.
Hatch, a native of Humphrey, Ark., earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). As the NCAA’s associate director of the Division I men’s basketball championship (2007-11) and then the director of championships and alliances (2011-12), Hatch served as a liaison to the Division I men’s basketball committee and championship hosts assisting with the planning and conducting of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Hatch was responsible for the financial administration of the championship and helped oversee the site selection process. He also was responsible for the supervision of NCAA officiating responsibilities for the championship, including serving as the liaison to the National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating. Hatch also worked with the NCAA Corporate and Broadcast Alliances staff to coordinate NCAA corporate champions’ and partners’ exposure and marketing opportunities throughout the championship.
Prior to his work in the championships and alliances division, Hatch worked in the NCAA’s Department of Academic and Membership Affairs as a coordinator (2005), assistant director (2005-07) and associate director (2007). Hatch and his wife Marla have three daughters, McKinley, Brooklyn and Baylee.