University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn announced the hiring of Scott Altizer as the Mocs’ Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations today.
Altizer was most recently the Director of Football Relations at Tennessee. He will oversee a number of areas at Chattanooga, including all event game operations, recruiting operations, internal communications, facilities and facilities planning. He will also be the lead administrator for assigned sports and other specific areas within the department.
“I am excited to welcome Scott and his family to Chattanooga as a part of our executive team,” stated Blackburn. “I look forward to his positive impact on our program.”
Altizer worked in many capacities in his 20-year tenure with the Vols. He served on the staffs for Butch Jones, Derek Dooley and Phillip Fulmer, beginning as a graduate assistant in the recruiting office in 1994.
His duties included the day-to-day operation of the recruiting office, overseeing official and unofficial prospect visits, head coaches recruiting schedule and travel and the direction and supervision of all recruiting office personnel.
Altizer also served as the liaison from the football office to the Thornton Academic Center and the Undergraduate Admissions Office as it pertains to prospective student-athletes and their admission process.
A native of Morristown, Tenn., Altizer attended Furman where he was a four-year baseball letterman and enjoyed a brief professional career after graduation in 1993. He and his wife, the former Sandy Apple of Nashville, have two girls, Samantha and Sarah.