Morgan names new athletic director

Benjamin McKnight

Months after searching for a replacement to Morgan State University’s former athletic director, who retired in June, a new athletic director has been officially named.

In an announcement to the Morgan community via email, campus president David Wilson appointed Ed Scott to replace Floyd Kerr, who served as the athletic director at Morgan for nearly 11 years.

“I am pleased to welcome Ed Scott to his new home at Morgan State,” Wilson in the e-mail. “He has proven himself successful with athletic programs very similar to Morgan’s, and, although we know there are some challenging days ahead, we also know that he is prepared to take the helm of this program and move us toward a better future.”

Scott comes to Morgan from George Washington University, where he served as the sports administrator for the men’s basketball and women’s lacrosse teams for just under a year. Last month, their basketball team fired former head coach Mike Lonergan amidst allegations of verbal and emotional abuse of players, as reported by USA Today.

“I am honored and humbled to join Morgan State University as its new director of athletics,” Scott said. “My wife, Tara, and I are excited to join the MSU family and for the opportunity to partner with the Baltimore community to make a positive impact on the lives of scholar-athletes at Morgan.”

According to the announcement, Scott will officially begin his work at Morgan on Nov. 7.