|Position:||Assistant Athletics Director - Communications|
Scott Flanders was named Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications in September of 2012 after spending two years as the school's Senior Assistant Athletics Communications Director.
Flanders is responsible for overseeing the communications efforts for UC San Diego's 23 intercollegiate sports.
Flanders worked at the University of California Santa Barbara from 2006-2010. While at UCSB, he held the title of Associate Athletics Communications Director, serving as the department's publications coordinator and the primary contact for the nationally-ranked men's volleyball team.
Just previous to taking the position at UC Santa Barbara, Flanders spent February of 2006 in Turin, Italy, covering the Olympic Winter Games for U.S. Ski and Snowboard.
From 2002-2005, Flanders was the Athletics Media Relations Director at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. He ran a department that covered 20 sports, including football.
Before CLU, Flanders was Media Coordinator for U.S. Ski and Snowboard in Park City, Utah, from 1999-2002. He publicized and promoted world-class ski and snowboard athletes and events and was the on-site media liaison for the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, FIS World Championships, FIS World Cups, and U.S. Championships.
Flanders worked his first Olympics in 2002 when Salt Lake City hosted the Games. U.S skiers and snowboarders won a total of 10 medals, which included a podium sweep in men's snowboard halfpipe.
In 1998, Flanders moved to the West Coast to take an Assistant Athletics Media Relations Director position at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. He worked with the nationally-ranked Division I baseball and women's volleyball teams, as well as the Mustang women's basketball program.
Flanders got his start in the industry at his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire. From 1994-1998, he was a student assistant, an intern, and eventually Assistant Director of Media Relations. He was the primary contact for the nationally-ranked Wildcat men's and women's ice hockey teams.
A long-time CoSIDA member, Flanders served as D2SIDA's West Region representative from 2015-2017 and is currently involved in CoSIDA's Mentor Program.
Flanders earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from New Hampshire.
A native of Massachusetts, he resides in San Diego's Pacific Beach.