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LSU announces Scott Woodward as new athletics director

Posted at 9:41 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 11:00:00-04

LSU announced Thursday that Scott Woodward has been named athletics director. The appointment comes after Joe Alleva announced Wednesday that he was stepping down from the position.

LSU says that Alleva will begin transitioning to a new role as special assistant to the president for donor relations.

Woodward served as the Athletics Director at Texas A&M University for the last four years.

The university says that Woodward will be formally welcomed to LSU on Tuesday. The community is invited to attend.

“We are happy to welcome a fellow Tiger back home,” LSU President F. King Alexander said in a press release. “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.”

While Texas A&M’s Athletic Director, 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, according to a release. Woodard is also credited with spearheading the construction of a world-class track & field stadium, a state-of-the-art softball stadium, and renovations of the basketball locker rooms and planned redesign of the swimming and diving facility, nutrition areas and a weight room.

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.

To read the full LSU Press Release, click here.