Palm Beach State College recently welcomed Tom Seitz as its new athletic director. Seitz officially began his duties Jan. 2. He replaces John Scarpino, who served as the interim director for the past 15 months.
Originally from Daytona Beach, Seitz has more than 25 years of experience as a collegiate player, coach and administrator. Before joining Palm Beach State College, he was the commissioner of the Crossroads League in Indianapolis, where he oversaw the operations for a league comprised of 10 institutions of higher education.
Before that role, he served for 15 years as the athletic director at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala.; and California State University in San Marcos, Calif.
In those roles, he helped develop and implement strategic plans, build new facilities, double the size of athletic programs and number of student athletes, increase revenue and more.
“My passion is in developing a vision and a strategic plan to help student athletes reach a higher level of academic and athletic excellence,” Seitz said. “I was a community college student athlete and understand the challenges facing these students and how to help them succeed.”
Seitz was also the first executive director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, where he helped transform its structure while developing annual and major donor campaigns.
For more information about PBSC athletics, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/athletics.