Belmont hires alum Scott Corley as athletic director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Belmont has selected Scott Corley, a former star basketball player at the school, as its athletic director.

Corley said at a Tuesday news conference that he was “honored and humbled” to accept the job. Corley replaces Mike Strickland, who will retire in June after 20 years.

Corley was the first men’s basketball recruit to sign with Belmont under Rick Byrd, who recently finished his 30th season as the Bruins’ coach. Corley, a 1990 alum, ranks sixth on Belmont’s career scoring list and owns the school record for 3-pointers (420).

Corley has been working as a senior vice president of corporate banking at FirstBank. Belmont president Robert C. Fisher called it “a fairly non-traditional choice for athletic director, and I think we’re kind of a non-traditional kind of place anyway.”