TAMPA - University of South Florida Associate AD/Facilities & Events Management Scott Glaser was tabbed the Young Executive of the Year at Thursday's Sneaker Soiree, an event hosted by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission to honor the "off the field" business accomplishments of each of the local sports properties.
Glaser was one of many USF nominations on the evening. Also nominated were the USF Fight Song campaign (Season Ticket Campaign of the Year), Corbett Soccer Stadium (Sports Facility of the Year), Associate AD/SWA/Student-Athlete Development Amy Perkins (Distinguished Sports Business Woman of the Year), USF Men's Soccer Sweet 16 (Fan Experience of the Year), Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Doug Woolard (Executive of the Year) and the USF Football Wounded Warrior Game (Special Event of the Year).
In addition, Senior Associate AD Barry Clements had the pleasure of publicly recognizing USF's head men's basketball coach Stan Heath for being named BIG EAST Coach of the Year earlier this season and head football coach Skip Holtz honored the beloved Lee Roy Selmon with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Glaser, who has been a part of the USF family for 15 years as a student-athlete and employee, is responsible for all planning, coordination and execution associated with the USF Athletic District Master Plan. Included in that is all planning with HOK, SportsPLAN Studio, Hunt Construction, USF Facilities Planning and Construction, University Administration and athletics department staff. In addition, Glaser oversees all Sun Dome and athletics department facilities and operations, and all capital projects.
Prior to his current position, Glaser held the position of Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Event Management from May 2005 to February 2006. During that time, he was responsible for the oversight of the department's 104,000 square-foot athletics facility and 10-plus acres of athletics fields. He also served as the liaison between the University and the Tampa Sports Authority for all USF home football games at Raymond James Stadium and assisted with the planning and development of the proposed Athletic District Master Plan.
Glaser graduated from USF in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. He was a four-year letter winner on the Bulls' baseball team and was drafted in 1997 by the New York Yankees and in 1998 by the Pittsburgh Pirates.