According to WSSU officials the university is close to hiring a new athletic director for its nascent athletics program. According Matilda McGillicutty, secretary to retiring President Donald Reaves the university is considering asking former athletics director Dr. Percy Chico Caldwell and Bill Hayes to come back to the university because of their fun and fund raising abilities. It was said Caldwell raised hundreds of dollars during his former stint at WSSU by selling copies of his popular exercise video Chicometrics at the university bookstore. According to popular sports journalist John Dell of the Winston-Salem Journal Caldwell's tapes have been converted from VHS to DVD making them more accessible to WSSU sports boosters and fans. Also, Caldwell will be receiving marketing support from former AD Bill Hayes.
Current basketball coach Bobby Collins and football coach Kienus Boulware have also purchased copies of the popular "Chicometrics to enhance their team's overall fitness.