VFL Steve Hamer has been promoted to a new position within the Tennessee athletic department, according to a press release from the University of Tennessee on Tuesday.
Tennessee Athletics Director Danny White has promoted Hamer to Director of Letterwinner Relations after previously serving as the assistant director of development with the Tennessee Fund since 2020.
According to the press release, “Hamer will take the lead in developing a comprehensive approach to ensuring that all letterwinners maintain a meaningful connection with UT. That includes collaboration with the Letterman’s T Club as well as examining opportunities for VFL and LVFL engagement throughout the year.”
Hamer was a terrific player on the Tennessee basketball team from 1992 to 1996 and was an All-SEC selection. During his player career, Steve Hamer scored more than 1,400 points as a Tennessee Volunteer. Following his playing days in Knoxville, Hamer went on his way to the NBA via a second-round draft selection from the Boston Celtics. In 2020, Hamer joined the Tennessee athletic department as the assistant director of development with the Tennessee Fund, excelling in his role.
Additionally in 2020, 24 years after taking off for the NBA, Hamer received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
VOL FOR LIFE 🍊🎓
24 years after his NBA Draft dreams were realized, Steve Hamer finished what he started.
— Tennessee Basketball (@Vol_Hoops) May 9, 2020
Now, Hamer will be taking over a new role in Knoxville, one which he is very excited about.
“To say that I am humbled by this great opportunity to serve this great university, our letterwinners and our fans is a gross understatement,” Hamer said via the press release. “I am truly excited to embark upon a new chapter in which I hope to bridge the gap between anyone who has ever donned the orange and this special place that we call home. What a great time to be a Vol!”
In addition to his new role as the Director of Letterwinner relations, Hamer will “continue to serve as a major-gift fundraiser with the Tennessee Fund and close Shareholder Society gifts.”
“Congratulations to my good friend, Steve Hamer,” Tennessee basketball legend Allan Houston said via the press release. “From knowing Steve as a teammate and friend, I envision him leading an innovative effort to enhance an authentic connection and a community of support between current and former VFLs that could have a major impact.”