As the Deputy Athletic Director at Southern University, Dr. Trayvean Scott is responsible for the daily operations of SU’s athletic
program. Scott currently serves as the sport administrator for Football, Women’s Basketball, Softball, and Men & Women’s Track
& Field (Indoor & Outdoor), and Men & Women’s Cross Country while overseeing Athletic Development, NCAA Compliance,
Student-Athlete Support Services, Academics, Student-Athlete Development, as well as the Strength & Conditioning program.
Scott is also responsible for football game scheduling. He serves as a member of the athletics department's executive and senior
staffs, and previously served as Southerns Executive Athletic Director.
Throughout his professional career, Scott has been active on the university, conference, and national levels. Scott is a 2016
graduate of the prestigious NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minorities, a 2018 graduate of the Sports Management Institute
(SMI), and has facilitated the NCAA’s Career in Sports Forum in 2016 while also serving as a member of the selection committee.
Scott is currently a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), National Association of
Academic & Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A), the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), and the
National Association of Athletic Development Professionals (NAADD) where he was the Diversity Initiative recipient in 2015 and
During his time at Southern, Dr. Scott has spearheaded an unprecedented academic recovery of Southern Athletics as it relates to
the Academic Progress Rate, making a dramatic improvement from 3 to all 15 programs meeting the APR benchmarks earning
post-season access after just two full years in charge. Scott has also guided the institution through the successful completion of
the NCAA Data Review process and served as the author and principal investigator of the $900,000 NCAA AASP Grant. To date,
Scott has written more than $2 million in grants to support academic and student development initiatives for Southern Athletics.
As the senior athletic compliance official, Dr. Scott oversees all 15 athletic programs. Scott is in charge of the development and
installation of new compliance systems and software and providing rules education to coaches and administrators. Additionally,
Scott supervises the monitoring of CARA logs, complimentary admissions, recruiting activities, monitoring squad lists, athletic
scholarship limits, student-athlete employment, camps and clinics, the National Letter of Intent Program (NLI) and the athletic
eligibility certification process.
Scott also serves as the Executive Director of the newly renovated Student-Athlete Development Center. In this capacity, he also
provides direct oversight of the areas which includes academic services, student-athlete support services, student-athlete
development & welfare, career development, leadership development & Retention, and social responsibility programming.
A former standout basketball student-athlete, four-year starter, and team captain at Southern, Scott remains atop the schools
record books in assist, steals, and minutes played. After his collegiate playing career was over, Scott enjoyed a successful career
in financial services until returning to the Bluff in 2011.
Outside of athletics administration, Scott is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Business at Southern where he teaches
courses in Business Administration, Management, and Sports Marketing. He holds bachelors in Marketing (2003) & Management
(2005) and a Master’s Degree in Communications (2005) from Southern University. He also completed his PhD in
Education/Sport Management from Northcentral University (2018).
Scott and wife Raynhea are the parents of two sons, Trayvean, II (7) and Traylon (4).