Lakeland’s Scott Barlow selected as OCCAC 2018 Athletic Director of the Year

Lakeland’s Scott Barlow selected as OCCAC 2018 Athletic Director of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Lakeland athletic director Scott Barlow has been voted as the OCCAC's AD of the Year for the 2017-18 academic season. Voted on by his athletics director peers across the conference, Barlow earns the prestigious honor for the third time in his career (2002, 2005, 2018).

In addition to leading Lakeland Athletics for the last 18 years, Barlow has also served as the OCCAC Commissioner since 2002. He has guided the OCCAC growth and stabilization over the last few years. Barlow's drive for consistent and constant improvement expands beyond Ohio, also an active member of the NJCAA board of directors and the Region XII women's division director.

He was instrumental in hosting the District baseball tournament at the Sports Force Parks in Sandusky.

Distinction is nothing new for Barlow as the recipient of the 2015 George E. Killian Award of Excellence.

During the 2017-18 school year, Lakeland had 43 student athletes named Academic All-OCCAC for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semester for earning a grade point average above 3.3.

A dozen Lakers earned All-OCCAC accolades during the 2017-18 season, highlighting by Armani Jackson's Women's Basketball Player of the Year runner-up performance and softball's Kallista Hribar being named an All-American.

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About Lakeland Community College

Founded in 1967, Lakeland Community College was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people. True to our mission, Lakeland provides quality learning opportunities to meet the social and economic needs of the community.

Offering day, evening, weekend and online classes, the college serves more than 10,800 credit and 2,800 noncredit students (2016). For more information about the College, visit