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Joe Scogin

Associate Provost, Senior Associate Athletic Director, ELPS Adjunct Assistant Professor


Dr. Joe Scogin joined the Tennessee family in May 2013 and now serves as Senior Associate Athletic Director and Associate Provost. He provides leadership to the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center, which delivers comprehensive support services to UT student-athletes, including academic support, career and professional development, character and leadership development and community outreach programming.

He also assumed the role of sport administrator for Tennessee baseball prior to the 2019 season.

During Scogin's time at Tennessee, student-athletes have achieved record results in the classroom and in the community. UT has set all-time institutional records in graduation success rates (GSR), academic progress rates (APR), grade point averages (GPA) and community involvement during  his tenure.

Prior to his arrival in Knoxville, Scogin spent 12 years at the University of Missouri, where he ultimately held the position of Associate Athletic Director and oversaw the academic support component of the Total Person Program and the Sport and Counseling Psychology Program. He also was the sport administrator for women’s soccer.

During his tenure at Missouri, Scogin oversaw a run of tremendous academic success, as Mizzou student-athletes achieved record graduation rates, APR scores and GPAs. Missouri was consistently at the top of the Big 12 and SEC in APR and graduation rates and also led all public BCS institutions in APR performance.

Scogin is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), where he has served in multiple positions on the Board of Directors and on the NCAA/N4A Consulting Project.

As an undergraduate, Scogin was a member of the Fort Hays State baseball team. He was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and helped Fort Hays to conference championships in 1998 and 2000. The team earned regional bids in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and was the national runner-up in 2000, finishing the season with a 54-12 record.

Scogin has two children: a daughter, Sienna Piper, and a son, Cannon Pierce.

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  • Bachelors, Psychology, Fort Hays State University
  • Masters, Sports Administration, Fort Hays State University
  • PhD, Education, School, and Counseling Psychology, Missouri


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