Director of Athletics, Scott Farmer, lead the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns athletic program through its finest era. Since being named the school’s AD in 2011, Farmer guided the Ragin’ Cajuns through a transformation. The Ragin’ Cajuns were rated as the 44th-best athletic program in the country.
During the 2014-15 athletic year, the football team earned a bowl championship, and women’s basketball claimed the 2015 WNIT title. The Ragin’ Cajuns claimed Sun Belt championships in softball and baseball. The 2013-14 season was one for the ages as the department claimed a combined six Sun Belt Conference titles. Ragin’ Cajuns student-athletes have 12 consecutive semesters of earning a combined grade point average of 2.8 or above. All 16 Division I varsity sports exceeded the required 930 cutoff point.
In 2014, Annual Fund donations increased 31 percent, eclipsing the $2 million mark. Farmer helped develop the University’s $115 million Athletic Facilities Master Plan. Farmer has doubled football season tickets sold, from 4,800 to 13,755. For the 15th consecutive season, both baseball and softball led the Sun Belt in attendance. Farmer completed a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Softball Committee, serving as the chair in 2011 and 2012. From 2012-14, Farmer served on the NCAA Leadership Council.
Farmer came to UL Lafayette after eight years at Troy where he served as Senior Associate AD. Farmer was a four-year letterman in swimming at Georgia Southern. He received his BS in 1986 and MS in 1987. Farmer began his career as head women’s swimming coach at Georgia Southern.