Mr. Scott Lazenby, Director of Athletics, has announced his decision to step down from his position as Athletic Director. He has served Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi since 2008, assuming the role of Athletic Director in 2012.
During his tenure, the Athletics Department experienced tremendous growth, especially in the areas of facilities and athletic success. He led the Islanders to 14 Southland Conference Championships. In addition, for the last 10 semesters in a row, Islander athletes recorded an average GPA over a 3.0, demonstrating a strong commitment to academics as well as athletics.
“After much consideration and conversations with my family, I have decided to step down as Director of Athletics for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,” Lazenby said. “With all of the positive changes on campus taking place, this is the perfect time for me personally and for the University to make this change. It has been my privilege and honor to work for this University in this capacity.”
President Kelly Quintanilla noted that she is extremely happy that Mr. Lazenby is willing to serve A&M-Corpus Christi in a special initiatives role during his transition.
“I am grateful for all that Scott has done to support our Islander athletes to be successful in the classroom, on the field and court, and in their lives,” said President Quintanilla. “We will continue to build on the legacy he has helped to establish here.”
Head Men’s Basketball Coach Willis Wilson will serve as Interim Athletic Director in addition to his coaching duties while A&M-Corpus Christi conducts a national search for its next Athletic Director.
“I appreciate President Quintanilla’s confidence in me to lead our athletics department during this transition period. We will continue to move forward with the goals and visions she has set for athletics.” Willis Wilson; Head Men’s Basketball Coach / Interim Director of Athletics
Courtesy: TAMUCC Athletics