Scott Corley, director of athletics at Belmont University, was promoted to vice president by President Dr. Greg Jones Tuesday.
A Bruin himself, Corley graduated from Belmont in 1990 and was a member of Rick Byrd’s first basketball team in 1986. Years later, Corley returned to his alma mater to serve student-athletes and the community behind them, receiving the title of athletic director in 2016 and helping lead the Bruins to over 40 conference championships since then.
“I am extremely honored and excited to be promoted to senior leadership,” Corley said. “I am honored that Dr. Jones saw something in me where he feels as I can add value to the overall university.”
Rewarded the opportunity to serve a larger part of the community, his six years of contributions to the program paid off by bringing him beyond the athletics director status.
Despite the addition to his title, Corley remains adamant that his promotion will have no effect on his duties as athletic director since his day-to-day schedule will remain the same.
Corley’s goal is still to “provide the leadership and resources necessary for our coaches and student-athletes to be successful both on the field of play and off,” he said.
And Corley believes that sports can play a large role in the growth of the university as a whole, he said.
“Belmont wants to become the leading Christ-centered university in the world,” Corley said. “I believe athletics can play an important role in achieving this goal. If we can continue reaching higher levels of success, then athletics will help grow Belmont University’s brand throughout the country and world.”
This article was written by A.J. Wuest and David Pang. Photo courtesy of Belmont Athletics.