PRIMARY SPORTS: Baseball, M/W Swimming & Diving, M/W Tennis, M/W Volleyball
Scott Flanders was named Associate Athletics Director for Sports Information in September of 2012 after spending two years as the school's Senior Assistant Sports Information Director.
Flanders is the main contact for the UCSD baseball, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball teams.
Flanders switched out just one letter in his employer's name as he had spent the previous four-plus years at Division I UCSB. While in Santa Barbara, he held the title of Associate Athletics Communications Director, serving as the department's publications coordinator and website manager and developer. Flanders was also the primary contact for the nationally-ranked men's volleyball team.
Previous to taking the position at UC Santa Barbara, Flanders spent February of 2006 in Turin, Italy, covering the Olympic Winter Games for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA).
From 2002-05, Flanders was the Sports Information Director at NCAA Division III Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He ran a department that covered 20 sports, including football.
Before CLU, Flanders was Media Coordinator for the USSA in Park City, Utah, from 1999-2002. He publicized and promoted world-class athletes and events like the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, World Cups, World Championships and U.S. Championships on domestic and international levels.
Flanders worked his first Olympics in 2002 when Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted the Games.
In 1998, Flanders moved to the West Coast to take an Assistant Sports Information Director position at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. 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 in Durham, N.H. From 1994-98, he was a student assistant, an intern and eventually Assistant Director of Media Relations. He was the primary media contact for the nationally-ranked Wildcat men's and women's ice hockey teams and went to the 1998 NCAA Division I Frozen Four with the men's squad.
Flanders earned a Bachelor's Degree in sociology from New Hampshire.
A native of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, he now resides in San Diego's Pacific Beach.