Ed Scott is in his second year as the director of athletics at Morgan State University. Scott was named the Bears’ director of athletics on October 9, 2016.
During his 15-plus years as an athletics administrator Scott has served as a senior associate director of athletics at George Washington and Binghamton universities while also spending time at the University of Louisville and his alma mater the University at Albany.
At Morgan, Scott oversees the departments 14 Division I programs with nearly 300 student-athletes who compete for Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and NCAA championships. In addition to handling the day-to-day operations and a $13 million budget for the athletic department Scott reports directly to President Dr. David Wilson and is the first athletics director to hold a seat on the President’s Cabinet.
In just 18 months on the job Scott has achieved unprecedented levels at Morgan, spearheading the successful grant proposal for the NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program securing nearly $900,000 for the athletic department’s academic support services. Scott was also successful in leading the appeal of an NCAA Infractions case reducing the number of teams receiving a postseason ban (from 10 to 3), the institutional fine (from $60,000 to $19,000) and years of probation (from 5 to 4).
Improving facilities was a primary goal of Scott’s, overseeing the construction of a softball field with batting cages and bullpens and through a million-dollar deal with Daktronics the installation of videoboards at Hughes Stadium and Hill Field House. The branding efforts have also expanded with logoed windscreens at the football, softball and tennis facilities.
Externally, Scott’s vision guided the department’s doubling of its corporate sponsorships, the revision of the Athletic Excellence Fund and increased ticket sales for football and men’s basketball. In line with the new vision Scott alongside Towson director of athletics Tim Leonard created the ‘Battle for Greater Baltimore,’ reigniting the football rivalry between the two schools. Recently, Morgan State University was announced as the site for the 4th Annual TBT Basketball Tournament.
While at George Washington Scott continued his rapid ascension as the senior associate athletics director. As a top official in the department Scott was responsible for overseeing the NCAA compliance, educational services, community and career services, student-athlete discipline and welfare, along with diversity and inclusion efforts for the department’s 27 sports and 500 student-athletes.
In addition to his oversight duties, Scott served as the sport administrator for men’s basketball, women’s soccer, softball, women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs. With the assistance of Scott’s guidance, the Colonial’s men’s basketball team won the 2016 National Invitational Tournament (NIT), its first postseason championship in school history, and set the school record for wins (28) while the women’s soccer team captured the Atlantic 10 title.
At Binghamton, Scott quickly rose to senior associate director of athletics & divisional diversity officer. His responsibilities included oversight of Binghamton Athletics' academics, student services and student-athlete conduct/judicial affairs efforts, in addition to leading the Bearcats' diversity and inclusion and Title IX programming.
Scott was charged with creating Binghamton's on-site professional development program for all coaches and staff while collaborating with campus-wide departments to create partnerships to better serve the needs of Binghamton's student-athletes. Under his leadership, Binghamton student-athletes recorded the highest grade point average in athletic department history several times, while placing more student-athletes on the America East Honor Roll than any school in the conference on numerous occasions.
Scott began his career at his alma mater before moving on to the University of Louisville, where he held the role of Associate Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes. At Louisville, Scott was responsible for the academic well-being of the men's basketball, men's tennis, and women's volleyball programs.
Scott has been active on the university, conference, and national level throughout his career. At just 32 years-old the former Division I baseball student-athlete was named to the NCAA Baseball Selection Committee. Scott spent three years as the Chairman of the Northeast Region gaining valuable experience serving alongside of some of the nation’s top athletics directors.
In addition to his service on the NCAA Baseball Selection Committee, Scott has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) since 2013, was a 2012 graduate of the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minorities, and has facilitated the NCAA's Career in Sports Forum in 2011 and 2012. Scott was elevated to the Executive Board for MOAA in 2017.
Scott is currently a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), National Association of Advisors for Athletics (N4A), National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC) and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).
A former standout baseball student-athlete and captain for the University at Albany, Scott earned Division I Academic All-American status, was named America East Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and garnered America East First Team All-Conference honors as a centerfielder for the Great Danes.
Following his collegiate career, Scott played independent professional baseball and gained experience coaching in two summer leagues with the Spartanburg Stingers of the Coastal Plains League and the Saratoga Phillies of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Scott helped lead Saratoga to its first NYCBL championship in franchise history.
Outside of athletics administration, Scott is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education at the University of Washington, where he teaches a course in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership. Additionally, Scott has co-authored a book chapter titled, ‘The Black male student-athlete experience; Past, present and future,’ while conducting research on values, identity formation, self-esteem, and the well-being of undergraduate college students.
Scott earned a master's degree in educational administration and policy studies and a bachelor's in psychology from the University at Albany in 2006 and 2002, respectively. He is currently in the dissertation phase of his doctoral program from Binghamton University’s School of Community and Public Affairs.
Director of Athletics, Morgan State University (2016-present)
Sr. Associate Director of Athletics, George Washington University (2015-16)
Sr. Associate Director of Athletics, Binghamton University (2012-15)
Associate Director of Athletics, Binghamton University (2008-12)
Associate Director of Academic Services for Student-Athletes, University of Louisville (2006-08)
Interim-Director & Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Support Services, University at Albany (2003-05)
MOAA Executive Board, Chairman of Sponsorship Committee (2017-present)
University of Washington, Adjunct Professor, School of Education (2014-present)
MOAA Board of Directors, Chairman of Membership Committee (2014-17)
NCAA Division I Baseball Selection Committee, Chairman of the Northeast Region (2013-15)