A long-time member of the Clarkson University Athletic Department, Scott Smalling was promoted to the role of Athletic Director on July 1, 2019. He will oversee the Golden Knights' 22 sports offerings.
Smalling started as interim Director of Walker Arena for the 1982-83 hockey season. He came back in 1987 and was the Director at both Walker Arena and Cheel Arena until 1996. Smalling left Clarkson for a period of time but returned in 2002 as Director of Cheel, was named Assistant Athletic Director in 2005 and then Associate Athletic Director in 2008. He has served the University overseeing Clarkson's Division I men's and women's hockey programs.
In his duties as Assistant Athletic Director, Smalling oversaw all fundraising and promotions for the Clarkson Athletic Department along with supervising the Sports Information Office. He also continued as the Director of the Cheel Campus Center, which included overseeing the overall operation of the 4,000 capacity Cheel Arena. As Associate Director, he increased his fundraising efforts to assist with the Cheel Campus Center expansion.
Before coming to Clarkson, Smalling worked for the village and town of Potsdam from 1984-1987, serving as the Director of Potsdam Recreation and overseeing the recreation program, arena and beaches. He also acted as the Director of the 5,000-seat Pinebridge Coliseum in Spruce Pine, NC, where he handled the public relations and scheduling for the Pinebridge Bucks Atlantic Coast Hockey League team in 1983. Smalling also served as an assistant coach and head coach for Clarkson's baseball team, and was the head coach for the Potsdam Central School's Varsity baseball team from 1985-87.
From January 1996 until October 2002, Smalling was employed by A. Cappione, Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of promotion, public relations, sales and merchandising in retail industry.
Smalling is a 1980 graduate of Brockport State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management.
He makes his home in Hannawa Falls with his wife Mary Jane. They have three sons and four grandchildren.