McNeese State University Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill is expected to make a full and complete recovery following his treatment for a medical issue over the weekend. According to reports Hemphill was taken in for medical treatment for what is being described as a "cardiac event" on Saturday night.

Hemphill has been Director of Athletics at the Lake Charles University since August of 2013. Before returning to Southwest Louisiana, Hemphill a Sulphur native served as Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Wyoming. He also held a position of assistant to the Athletic Director at the University of North Carolina.

Under Hemphill's leadership, the athletic programs at McNeese have not only enjoyed success on the field and court, but the student-athletes have also excelled in the classroom. In 2018 all 16 of the sports the university fields teams for met or surpassed Academic Progress Rates for the fifth straight year.