|Position:||Executive Associate Athletics Director for Varsity Sports|
|Alma Mater:||Amherst College|
Austin began his career in athletics as a baseball coach, working as an assistant at his alma mater — Amherst College — and the University of Massachusetts from 1984 through 1986. After receiving his master's degree from UMass in 1987, he was named assistant athletic director at Cornell University in 1987 and spent nine years there, receiving a promotion to associate athletic director in 1994.
From 1996 to 2002 Austin served as the director of athletics at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. During his six years at Transylvania he led the transition of the college's athletics program to NCAA Division III, secured membership in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, and oversaw the construction of a new athletic center and baseball facility.
Austin, and his wife Beverly have two daughters, Sarah and Kristina, and live in Grantham, N.H.