SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Wofford College President Nayef Samhat has announced that Scott Kull will be the college’s next director of athletics, effective April 1, 2024.

Kull is currently the deputy athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletics foundation at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He has held similar positions at the University of Utah, University of South Florida, Florida State and Texas Christian University. His career has also taken him to the University of Florida and Georgia Tech.

A proven fundraiser, Kull has 31 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, including work in strategic planning, student-athlete wellbeing, athletics marketing and media relations, departmental leadership, financial affairs, compliance and risk management, corporate sponsorship, licensing, ticket sales, emerging technologies and facilities and event management. In 2019, he was recognized by the Sports Business Journal as a “power player.”

“Scott Kull is eager to share his extensive expertise in NCAA Division I athletics with the Terriers, and we are eager for his leadership and direction as we continue our emphasis on the student-athlete model and the role athletics plays in enhancing the overall student experience at Wofford College,” says Wofford College President Nayef Samhat. “He will lead a team of talented student-athletes and committed coaches and athletics staff, and I look forward to watching him build relationships with our community.”

“I am incredibly grateful to President Samhat for this unbelievable opportunity,” Kull says. “Wofford and its student-athletes represent everything that’s right about intercollegiate athletics. It’s a perfect fit of rigorous academic standards, highly competitive athletics and phenomenal facilities. There is no better basketball venue in the country than the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. When walking on campus, I could feel the pride everyone has in being a Wofford Terrier.”

A former NCAA DIII student-athlete who participated in football and track, Kull holds a bachelor’s degree from Otterbein College and a master’s degree from The Ohio State University.

Kull replaces Richard Johnson, who announced in September 2023 that he was retiring after 40 years of service to Wofford.

“I want to congratulate Richard Johnson on a remarkable career that spans four decades at Wofford,” Kull says. “From his time as basketball coach and athletics director, he is one of the more impactful individuals in the great history and tradition of Wofford athletics. He has done so much to position the Terriers for future success. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and look forward to working with him during this transition.”

Kull says he’s been intrigued by Wofford for some time.

“Ever since I started working at TCU in 2005 with longtime Terriers Danny Morrison and Mark Cohen, I have always had Wofford on my radar as a place I wanted to be. Danny and Mark would speak so passionately about how special Wofford is and especially the people associated with it. I became a Wofford fan and enjoyed following the great successes the Terriers enjoyed under Mike Ayers, Mike Young and the current coaches throughout the various sports with recent SoCon championships in baseball, women’s basketball and volleyball.”

He values community and has been involved in United Way efforts, the Live Thankfully Program, Habitat for Humanity and in coaching youth basketball. He has competed in ironman triathlon events and enjoys cycling and travel.

“Wofford is such an important part of the Spartanburg community,” Kull says. “The two are synonymous with each other. I can’t wait to get started and make my home in Spartanburg.”