Scott Koskoski Named Director of Athletics at Chatham University
April 13, 2012
Chatham University has hired Scott Koskoski as its new director of athletics. Koskoski’s term will begin April 23. He arrives at Chatham after spending the past year at the University of Denver as senior associate athletic director. As a member of the Division of Athletics and Recreation executive staff, he oversaw various external efforts for the division, with emphasis on development, sponsorship, marketing, and securing the major and principal gifts to propel the strategic plan of the division forward. He also directed all special divisional fundraising priorities, worked closely on capital project development, oversaw sport coach initiatives, and served on the division’s Strategic Planning and Communications committees, as well as assisting with coach and staff search processes. Koskoski was the division’s liaison to university advancement, alumni relations and CBS Collegiate Sports Properties, which manages a variety of rights holder initiatives for the athletics program. In addition, Koskoski was a member of the Hyde Interview team, which personally interviews all prospective students to assess fit with the campus culture.
“I am incredibly proud to accept the appointment of director of athletics at Chatham University, and equally excited to bring our family back home to Pittsburgh,” says Koskoski. “Over time, I have developed a fondness for Chatham, its mission and vision, and its emerging presence as a leader within the regional higher education marketplace. I look forward to enhancing Athletics at Chatham as a leader in helping the university fulfill its mission, enhancing its exposure, awareness and enrollment, plus contributing to the Chatham student experience.”
Previously, Koskoski spent more than three years at Temple University as an associate athletic director and leadership gifts officer. In that role he directed all efforts of the Owls’ athletic fundraising operation, including major gifts, annual giving, special events, and departmental projects. He managed the Owl Club Executive Board and Owl Club Ambassadors volunteer groups, served on the university’s Capital Campaign Planning task force, Alumni Weekend committee, and completed the university’s prestigious Leadership Academy for rising institutional leaders. He has also served other universities including, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, James Madison University, Niagara University, and Washington and Jefferson College.
Koskoski has served as a YMCA board member in Philadelphia. He also sits on the board of directors of the Mercyhurst College National Alumni Association, and is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, National Association of Athletics Development Directors, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst College and both an MBA and master’s degree in sport management from Robert Morris University. He is a native of Fairview, Pa.