LSU officially named, now former Texas A&M Athletics Director, Scott Woodward, to that same position in Baton Rouge earlier today.
In a press release LSU welcomed the Baton Rouge Native back “home” and Woodward said he is excited to be returning to his roots.
“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!”
Texas A&M President Michael Young thanked Woodward, in a statement, for his time at Texas A&M.
“We are grateful for Scott Woodward’s efforts in elevating Aggie Athletics and for his outstanding service to Texas A&M during his tenure as Athletic Director,” he said. “His dedication to our student athletes, staff and excellence in recruitment of coaches will have a lasting impact, as will the work he accomplished overseeing the opening of several major facilities. He will be missed and we wish him the best as he heads back to his roots in his next role.”