Cleveland State University introduces new athletic director

Cleveland State University introduces new athletic director
Scott Garrett (Source: Cleveland State University)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The president at Cleveland State University introduced the school’s new head of the athletic department on Monday.

President Harlan Sands announced that Scott Garrett is the new athletic director at Cleveland State University.

Cleveland State University introduces new athletic director

“Scott Garrett is a very successful leader who has had a tremendous impact at every level of athletics administration he has touched. He is all about building a winning culture with integrity and values – both on the field and in the classroom,” said President Sands. “We are very excited that he will be joining our team, and I look forward to working with him as we build upon the athletic and academic achievements of our student-athletes.”

Garrett is the school’s seventh athletic director.

“I look forward to investing my energy into helping our staff and coaches deliver transformational experiences for our student-athletes, enhancing the University’s academic mission, and enthusiastically cultivating Cleveland State stakeholders for their support in our efforts,” Garrett said.

Most recently, he served as senior athletic administrator at Kansas State University for nine years. He also previously worked at Wichita State University and University of Illinois at Chicago.

The university has recently faced scrutiny following the resignation of the college swim coach amid an investigation into drug use by athletes.

Cleveland State University was founded in 1964. More than 17,000 students are currently in attendance. The school is part of 18 NCAA Division 1 sports.

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