Sep 7, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco flips a coin prior to the start of the game between the Temple Owls and the Houston Cougars at Lincoln Financial Field. Houston defeated temple 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Former assistant AD joins the American

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The American Athletic Conference announced Monday it has hired Scott Draper as its Associate Commissioner for Football.

Draper has several ties to college football in the state of Michigan.

Most recently, he worked as the Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Development for Albion College for two years.

Prior to holding that position, he was the Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations at Michigan. According to a release, he supervised football sport administration, strength and conditioning, equipment operations, and athletic training operations. He was an offensive graduate assistant for the Wolverines from 1995 to 1997 and an assistant video coordinator from 1992 to 1995.

“I’m really happy for Scott,” Michigan coach Brady Hoke said in a release. “I worked with him for eight years and have known him for nearly 20 years, and what strikes me is his relationships with people and the professional he conducts himself with.

“He is a high-character guy with a strong work ethic, and I know he will be great in this new role as Associate Commissioner for Football at the American Athletic Conference.”

He graduated from Eastern Michigan in 1994 and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Madonna University in 2012.

“The thing that stands out about Scott is that he’s paid his due,” former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said. “He came to us as a student assistant, went on to become a graduate assistant, became our Director of Football Operations, and then an Assistant Athletic Director. He did a great job for us, particularly in terms of our bowl games and all the things that go along with creating great experiences for the players and coaches.”

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