Scott Myers

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Scott Myers (born c. 1967 in Trussville) is the executive director of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and a former managing partner of the Birmingham Steeldogs.

Myers is a graduate of Samford University where he played on the Samford Bulldogs football team and earned a degree in business management. He was involved in the marketing of the Birmingham Fire in 1991-92. He went on to become director of events for the Alabama Sports Foundation and was named to the Birmingham Business Journal's list of the "Top 40 Under 40" in 1997.

Myers served as general manager of the Birmingham Bulls of the East Coast Hockey League. In 2002 he and partner Buddy King purchased the Birmingham Steeldogs franchise from Steve and Kathryn Umberger. Over the next 6 seasons the team went a combined 44-52, with three playoff appearances and one particularly bad 2-14 season. As part of his efforts to market the team he instituted "Faith Nights" with Christian Throwback Jerseys and eventually renamed the team the "Alabama Steeldogs" to attract fans from outside the city. Myers announced in October 2007 that the team would not take the field the following year.

In February 2008 he took a job as director of business development for HKW Associates. Myers was hired in March 2009 to head the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, succeeding Bill Legg, who retired after 23 years.

Myers serves on numerous community boards, including the Birmingham Athletic Partnership, the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Scholarship Foundation, the Homewood Police Foundation, and Samford's Brock School of Business advisory board. He founded the non-profit TEAM Inc., which works to provide athletic opportunities for at-risk youth.

Myers and his wife, Claire, have three children.

References

  • Crawford, Cindy F. (March 23, 2009) "ASHOF names Myers new leader." 'Birmingham Business Journal
  • Segrest, Doug (March 24, 2009) "Scott Myers named new executive director of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame." The Birmingham News
  • Crenshaw, Solomon, Jr (November 30, 2013) "Birmingham leaders you should know: Scott Myers." The Birmingham News