Education: Hinkle received his Air Conditioning and Refrigeration degree with a minor in Business from Southern Union State Junior College in 2011.
Job Responsibilities: Hinkle is currently responsible for maintaining the air conditioning and refrigeration equipment in a number of Athletic buildings. Along with maintaining this equipment, he schedules the automated system for heating, cooling, and ventilation of all athletic events held in the Arena and Indoor Practice Facility. In addition, he assists with the set-up of all athletic events held within the Arena, including Ribbon boards, Precision Time, and Daktronics game console. Hinkle is also tasked with assisting in troubleshooting and repairing plumbing, electrical, and other general maintenance issues when needed.
Past Experience: Hinkle's HVAC experience consists of the training that he received at Southern Union State Junior College and the 6 years of employment with Athletics in this field. Prior to receiving his degree, Hinkle was employed with Uniroyal-Goodrich Tire Manufacturing in Opelika before it's closing in 2009. During the nearly 22 years he spent in tire manufacturing, Hinkle worked in various positions throughout the plant – requiring both machine operation and maintenance skills. Outside of his employment, he has experience in most areas of residential maintenance.
Personal: Hinkle was born in Lafayette, Ala., but have lived in the Auburn-Opelika area most of his life. His wife of nearly 34 years is Natalie, and they have three children, Crawford, Lauren and Sydney