Scott Barlow was named Lakeland’s athletic director during the summer of 2000. He brought with him an extensive educational and practical background in teaching, coaching and administration.
“Academic success for every student-athlete is the ultimate goal of the athletic department at Lakeland Community College,” says Barlow. “We believe that success in athletics can support success in the classroom and, ultimately, a successful life. At Lakeland, our athletic programs are designed to enhance an athlete’s academic experience by helping our students develop the critical life skills of time management, self-discipline, the ability to work within a team environment, and recognition of the need for personal improvement.”
Barlow currently serves as the commissioner of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) and is the National Junior College Association (NJCAA) Region XII women’s division director. He is also regional representative for the NJCAA Division II volleyball and women’s basketball poll and a member of several NJCAA standing committees including softball, swimming, and diving. He is the national chair of the NJCAA’s Division II women’s basketball committee. Barlow was named OCCAC Athletic Director of the Year in 2002, 2009 and 2018 and was selected as Co-Athletic Director of the Year in 2005.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from the State University of New York College at Cortland, where he was a four-year varsity baseball player. He holds two master’s degrees: physical education and health from Radford University; and administrative supervision from the State University of New York – Plattsburgh.
A native of upstate New York, Barlow currently resides in Painesville Township with his wife, Jennifer. His son Andrew graduated from Virginia Tech University and started his engineering career in Conn. His oldest daughter Ally is attending college at Stevenson University and is a member of the women’s hockey team. His youngest, Kendra, is a senior at Gilmour Academy and was the starting goalie for the 2016 state championship women’s soccer team.