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Scott Street, Director of Athletics

   Lamar State College-Port Arthur conducted a comprehensive nationwide search in 2010 before hiring Scott Street, who has more than 25 years experience in intercollegiate athletics including stints as AD at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the University of Texas-Pan American.

    He also will serve as manager of Lamar State’s Carl Parker Multi-Purpose Center and as the chair of the Department of Health, Fitness and Sport.

    Street was the interim athletic director at TAMU-Corpus Christi from August 2008 to September 2009, and held the AD post at UT-PA from 2005-08.

   Prior to working at UT’s Pan American campus, Street spent seven years at UT-San Antonio, where he served in various positions, including senior associate AD for Administration (2002-05) and senior associate AD for Business Services (1999-02).

    Street also was the NCAA tournament manager for the 2004 Men’s Basketball Final Four, 2003 Men’s Basketball South Regional, 2002 Women’s Basketball Final Four and 2001 Midwest Men’s Regional.

    He previously was athletic business manager and NCAA compliance coordinator at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

    Street was a member of the athletic training staff at Wake Forest University for nine years, including serving as associate head trainer from 1994-97. He also was the administrative assistant for the men’s basketball team during that time. Street was an assistant trainer at Marshall University (1986-88) and at Mankato State University (1985-86).

    Street’s job covers all aspects of Lamar State’s sports programs, including fiscal, academic, promotions, marketing and fundraising.

    Street draws on his experience at UT-SA, where he oversaw revenue producing areas, including the ticket office, concessions, marketing and development. He also assisted in fundraising, capitol development projects and securing corporate sponsorships.

    Street graduated from the University of Iowa in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies. He received his MS degree from Mankato State University in 1986. In 1995, Street earned a MBA from Wake Forest University.

    Street has served on the Board of Directors for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, College Athletic Business Managers Association and National Athletic Trainer‘s Association.

    Street has written two books dealing with intercollegiate athletics – Life Skills for College Student-Athletes and Athletic Protective Equipment Care, Selection and Fitting.




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Krista Heath, Athletic Business Manager/
           Campus Events Coordinator

  > Krista (Phillips) Heath comes back to the Golden Triangle from Cross Plains, Texas, where she was raised and returned after college.

    Heath graduated with a Master of Science in Sport Management and Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a minor in Business from Texas A&M University.

    During her studies, she devoted time to the Texas A&M Athletic Compliance Department, the award-winning video productions group: 12th Man Productions, the summer collegiate baseball team: Brazos Valley Bombers, the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, and the Texas A&M women’s basketball team.

    Heath’s first introduction to the Golden Triangle was as a walk-on redshirt freshman for the Lamar University women’s basketball team in 2009-2010, when they won the Southland Conference regular season and tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. She is excited to be back in the area and to join the Seahawks as their Athletic Business Manager and Campus Event Coordinator.

    She and her husband, Gary, live in Beaumont and are the proud parents of two children, Grayson and Kenna Dee.