Dakota Hamilton joined the ETSU Media Relations staff in the summer of 2015 as a graduate assistant. As an assistant, Hamilton was the primary athletic photographer for the Buccaneers. He became a staff member in the summer of 2017 as the official athletic photographer.
His work can be found all over ETSUBucs.com and has also had his photos appear on an international level with two photo article submissions of ETSU Women's soccer standout, Sarah Zadrazil, featured in the Salzburger Nachricthen (Salzburg, Austria). He also founded the new home for athletic photos, bucphotos.photoshelter.com.
Prior to attending ETSU, Hamilton was a sports photographer/editor for Gate City High School on their annual staff, then a freelance sports photographer for local media outlets such as TriCitiesSports.com, Kingsport Time News, The Johnson City Press, and more. The self-taught photographer has excelled in maintaining a professional business website where he continues to add photos to his portfolio at docophotography.com.
Hamilton is a 2015 and a 2017 graduate from ETSU, first earning his B.S. in General Psychology and a minor in Philosophy, then his M.S. in Technology with an Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration.
Hamilton is from Hiltons, Virginia and is the son of Bobbie Hamilton and step-son of Allen Vaughan, and is the brother of Logan Hamilton.