The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Mexico fans react after Mexico F Julián Quiñones 73rd-minute goal during the MexTour match between Mexico and Brazil at Kyle Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
‘The stuff of dreams’
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 11, 2024

As soon as the Mexico-Brazil soccer match at Kyle Field was announced, Jacob Svetz and Caitlin Falke saw an opportunity.  The match was scheduled...

The Fighting Texas Aggie Band performs at halftime during Texas A&Ms football game against ULM at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.
Gridiron glory to multi-event marvel
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • June 7, 2024

Special teams: Special events  “My favorite thing about an event is seeing the people come into the stadium and seeing their excitement...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin Chen June 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
One step away
June 8, 2024

Reports indicate Scott Woodward to leave Texas A&M for LSU

Photo by Cassie Stricker

Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward has hired four head coaches including two at major programs for Aggie athletics.

Texas A&M might be looking for a new athletic director.

According to several reports, Athletic Director Scott Woodward will be leaving College Station and heading to Baton Rouge to join his alma mater LSU.

At 4:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Billy Liucci from TexAgs reported that Woodward would become the next athletic director for the Tigers.

“Per multiple sources in the know, Scott Woodward has signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ and will be LSU’s next AD, probably to be announced tomorrow or Friday,” Luicci wrote on

Two weeks ago, Woodward hired Buzz Williams from Virginia Tech to become the next men’s basketball coach. Williams is the latest in a series of high-profile hires orchestrated by Woodward.

“As we began our search, it quickly reaffirmed to us what we all know—the A&M brand is powerful, as the depth and breadth of the candidate pool was incredible,” Woodward said in a statement at the time. “We kept our focus on finding an elite basketball coach, a developer of talent, a tremendous recruiter, a tireless worker and someone who fits Texas A&M. Buzz Williams is all that and more.” 

One of Woodward’s biggest hires came in December of 2017 when he hired Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State to be the Aggies’ new head football coach. Fisher’s 10-year $75 million fully guaranteed deal with A&M was the largest contract in college football history.

Woodward was hired by A&M in January 2016 from the University of Washington. During his introductory press conference three years ago, Woodward said he was going to try to bring A&M to college sports prominence while also helping students excel in academics.

“Texas A&M is an outstanding university and athletics program competing in what is arguably the best conference in college sports,” Woodward said. “I can promise the Aggie faithful that we will compete for championships across the board and we will do so with integrity, class and a commitment to our student-athletes.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *