Thursday, April 23, 2015
Pitt has a new athletic director
The University of Pittsburgh today announced that Scott Barnes has been hired as their athletic director. This is an excellent hire for the university. The 52-year old Barnes has been the athletic director at Utah State since 2008. In that time he earned his reputation as one of the best fundraisers in college athletics. He was also the chairman of the men's basketball committee. Barnes was also a very successful athletic director at Eastern Washington, and was the senior associate athletic director at Washington prior to his tenure at Utah State. He played basketball at Fresno State, and briefly played professionally in Germany. He was born in Spokane, WA, and has an 18-year old daughter, who plays basketball at Utah State, and a 16-year old son.