- Honorable Mention Sports Information Director of the Year - Lacrosse Magazine, January 2013
- Landed Hampden-Sydney Basketball on ESPN's SportsCenter on multiple occasions
- @HSCathletics ranks 7th nationally on the D3social media index on d3socialmedia.com
- Expanded the athletic department's social media presence to over 10,000 subscribers/followers by adding account on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube in addition to growing the folowers on the existing Twitter account
Scott Harris is in his first year as Sports Information Director in 2018-19 after spending the previous eight years as Assistant Sports Information Director at Hampden-Sydney. He spent the previous three years (2007-2010) as the Assistant Sports Information Director at the University of Lynchburg.
As Sports Information Director, Harris is the primary contact and game operations manager for all nine Tiger sports. In January 2013, he was named Honorable Mention Small School Sports Information Director of the Year by Lacrosse Magazine.
At H-SC, Harris has helped usher in a new era of Hampden-Sydney Athletics. During Harris' tenure, the athletic department has received a modern website by PrestoSports and has exponentially expanded its presence on social media with @HSCathletics accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The @HSCathletics brand ranks seventh nationally on d3socialmedia.com, third within the state, and first within the ODAC.
Harris has also taken the initiative to greatly expand, enhanced, and optimized the website content, adding several decades worth of historical archives for the Tiger athletic teams as well as continually optimizing the site for mobile viewing.
Hampden-Sydney Athletics has been in the national spotlight numerous times during Harris' tenure as the basketball team played a game on ESPNU to open the season in 2014 as part of ESPN's Armed Forces Classic. Additionally, he helped land H-SC Basketball on the SportsCenter Top 10 on several occasions, including a game-winning shot in 2014 that went viral, appearing on NBC Sports and Deadspin.
Harris helped host and coordinate 2013 men's basketball and 2017 men's lacrosse NCAA Tournament games, the 2013 ODAC Cross Country Championship meet, and numerous other postseason events while at Hampden-Sydney. Additionally, he managed all media relations and marketing for a golfer who nearly won the individual national championship in 2014.
Harris graduated from the University of Lynchburg in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management and earned his master’s degree in Business Administration in 2010.
As a graduate student, Scott served as the Assistant Sports Information Director and undertook many initiatives, such as adding a Facebook fan page for the athletic department, compiling record books for many sports, and was the Sports Information Publications Coordinator and Student Employment Coordinator for 2009-10. Harris was the primary media and marketing contact for several sports, including men’s soccer, men’s basketball, and men’s lacrosse. He assisted on numerous ODAC and NCAA Tournament postseason runs.
In his graduate class work, he helped develop a strategic plan for non-profit group Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Virginia and also developed a marketing plan for the University of Waterloo’s Chartered Accountant graduate program.
During his time as an undergraduate at Lynchburg, Harris was a manager for the men’s basketball team for three years and a student assistant coach for his senior season. During his senior year, Harris served as film coordinator for the men’s lacrosse team and interned in the sports information office. Harris received numerous recognitions, including Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award nominee, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society, and a Leadership Award from the Association of Commuter Students in 2005.
Scott is a Lynchburg, VA native and currently resides in Hampden-Sydney.