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LSU Names Scott Woodward to Lead Athletics Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 18, 2019


BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge native and LSU alumnus Scott Woodward was named athletics director at his alma mater today after serving in the same position for the last four years at Texas A&M University.

Woodward will be formally welcomed back home on Tuesday at a time and location to be announced later. The community is invited to attend along with members of the media.

“We are happy to welcome a fellow Tiger back home,” said LSU President F. King Alexander. “Scott brings a strong track record of winning championships, graduating student-athletes and building an infrastructure for future achievement. His leadership will take us into a new era for Tiger Athletics.”

During Woodward's tenure at Texas A&M, every sports program participated in postseason play and the Aggies won nine SEC titles, including men’s basketball, baseball, men’s tennis (twice), soccer, women’s swimming and diving (three times), and men’s outdoor track and field. He also spearheaded the construction of a world-class track & field stadium, as well as a state-of-the-art softball stadium, in addition to renovations of the basketball locker rooms and planned redesign of the swimming and diving facility, nutrition areas and a weight room.

“Returning home to the LSU family to lead the department of athletics is incredibly humbling and exciting,” Woodward said. “The state university has been a part of my life for more than five decades, and I know – and I embrace – the high expectations of Tiger Nation. We will win championships and we will do it the right way, representing LSU with pride and dignity every step of the way. I want to thank President Alexander for the opportunity of a lifetime and I cannot wait to get started. Geaux Tigers!”

Woodward was named to the athletics director’s position vacated by Joe Alleva, who announced he stepped down from the post this week but will remain at LSU as special assistant to the university president.

Woodward, who previously served as LSU’s Director of External Affairs from 2000-2004, served as the Vice President of External Affairs at the University of Washington, prior to being named Director of Athletics in 2008. During Woodward’s time leading the Husky athletic programs, UW captured seven national championships and multiple conference titles during his tenure.

Prior to working in higher education, Woodward co-owned a government and public relations firm in Baton Rouge and provided strategic policy direction to Fortune 500 corporations, including clients in the education, insurance and oil industries. He also worked on behalf of the Louisiana Nature Conservancy and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and served on the Board of Directors of the Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Woodward earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from LSU in 1985. He is married to Nanette Dicharry and has two adult sons, Michael and Josh Evans.

The appointment is contingent upon the approval of the Board of Supervisors in accordance with their Bylaws and internal procedures.

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Comments

20 Comments
Scott comes with an exceptional talent in PR...the very thing LSU has been piss poor lately. He co-owned a BR based PR firm before getting into Athletic Adm. For this reason alone, this hire is a home run.
Reply13 months
FieldonAlexander – you had no choice! Your arse is next.
Reply13 months
It's a shame LSU had to go through all the imbarsement before this was finally done. What i want to know is why Allen's is still on the payroll and probably making the same salary if not more.
Reply13 months
You misspelled Allon.
13 months
With Alleva now being a special assistant to King will Woodward be reporting to him.
Reply13 months
NO
13 months
anyone know why his sons have different last name than him? Guessing its a ex wife or something?
Reply13 months
Lookin way to into things man
13 months
Stay in your lane bro.....
13 months
Unbelievable hire!
Reply13 months
If F. King Alexander is to remain at LSU he needs to understand thoroughly that he is to keep his damn hands off the Athletic Department.
Reply13 months
Next, get rid of PC Pussy King Alexander! If anything for his name only, no way that 1st name is on his birth certificate amirite? I wouldn't trust "King" to make a decent cup of coffee less the responsibility of the president of a university. LSU is on a roll Wade is back and new AD with Woodard lastly vaporize Alexander.
Reply13 months
No, King is NOT his first name
13 months
Now Scott can donate all of those ugly red ties he was forced to wear to the Salvation Army.
Reply13 months
Hold that TIGER/BEAR!
Reply13 months
Best hire possible
Reply13 months
Its a great day for LSU, and therefore the world
Reply13 months
About time we got something right. Welcome home.
Reply13 months
I wood hit it
Reply13 months
GREAT HIRE...#GEAUX TIGERS
Reply13 months
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